The Philippines: A Century Hence

The Philippines: A Century Hence

5.0 1
by Jose Rizal
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This book, which was published in La Solidaridad as a series in four parts between September 30, 1889, and February 1, 1890, contains José Rizal's predictions on the possible future of the Philippines within a hundred years (Rizal was executed in 1896 by the Spanish government), formulated on then present conditions and circumstances. Rizal notes several… See more details below

Overview

This book, which was published in La Solidaridad as a series in four parts between September 30, 1889, and February 1, 1890, contains José Rizal's predictions on the possible future of the Philippines within a hundred years (Rizal was executed in 1896 by the Spanish government), formulated on then present conditions and circumstances. Rizal notes several possibilities: that the Philippines would stay a Spanish colony provided its citizens receive not only the rights and privileges of citizens of the Spanish crown, but also the inherent rights of a human being; that the Philippines would inevitably rise in revolt against Spain if continuously exploited and abused, citing several historical events as examples; and that the Philippines might be conquered by other nations after Spain's presence in the country is extinguished. Rizal also explains the various factors contributing to every possibility, and how the Filipino/Malayan psyche might exacerbate or mitigate these factors.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015124781
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
09/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
File size:
7 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >