Authored by Carlos Quirino
Edited by Ma. Eloisa P. de Castro
First published in 1971, this evocative and superbly researched collection of essays charts the changing nature of Manila and its inhabitants. National Artist Carlos L. Quirino examines Manila from the early eleventh century through the end of Spanish rule, rendering the past in witty and imaginative ways. This book addresses such varied themes as religion, theater, war, food, pestilence, immigration, crime and punishment, coinage, and art. This new edition contains the original text with enriched visuals—maps, postcards, engravings, sketches, and photographs—making it a comprehensive pictorial record of Manila and its denizens through the centuries.
Its keen focus on social and genealogical history is brought out by Augusto M.R. González III, who charts the fascinating and intertwined stories of distinguished Spanish, mestizo, indio, and Chinese Manileño families.
Hard Bound / New/ 320 pages