Ancient Beliefs and Customs of the Tagalogs

Author: Jean-Paul G. POTET


ISBN: 0244348731

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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This book is a provisional essay, followed by a vocabulary and an index, on the Tagalogs' world view in the Sixteenth Century. It is mainly based on the entries of the earliest dictionaries of the Tagalog language. These were written by Spanish lexicographers about half-a-century after the conquest of the Philippines (Cebu 1565, Manila 1571). Additional data are drawn from Spanish chronicles. Many of the recorded beliefs and customs were already obsolete at the turn of the Seventeenth Century. Some are extremely surprising, starting from the primeval myth according to which the world had no solid land at its beginning, but only two fluids, water and air.

The CD-ROM Directory 1996

Author: Tfpl Publishing

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780333662557

Category: CD-ROM industry

Page: 1209

View: 8278


This 15th edition of a yearly report provides a guide to all CD-ROM and multimedia titles published. In addition to a full description of each title, the book contains the names and addresses of all the publishers and information providers.

Faith and Boundaries

Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600–1871

Author: David J. Silverman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316583023

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5365


It was indeed possible for Indians and Europeans to live peacefully in early America and for Indians to survive as distinct communities. Faith and Boundaries uses the story of Martha's Vineyard Wampanoags to examine how. On an island marked by centralized English authority, missionary commitment, and an Indian majority, the Wampanoags' adaptation to English culture, especially Christianity, checked violence while safeguarding their land, community, and ironically, even customs. Yet the colonists' exploitation of Indian land and labor exposed the limits of Christian fellowship and thus hardened racial division. The Wampanoags learned about race through this rising bar of civilization - every time they met demands to reform, colonists moved the bar higher until it rested on biological difference. Under the right circumstances, like those on Martha's Vineyard, religion could bridge wide difference between the peoples of early America, but its transcendent power was limited by the divisiveness of race.