Rizal’s Morga and insights into pre-Hispanic institutions and tradeGonzales Wedum. Rizal display at the US Library of Congress. Although the set of books and memorabilia represented about one-sixth of the entire collection, the display provided a splendid introduction to the writings of and about the preeminent Philippine national hero. He was a Filipino patriot, an erudite man—scientist, doctor, linguist, sculptor, teacher, poet—a man of letters. While in Spain, Rizal and other Filipino expatriates campaigned for representation of the Philippines in the Spanish Cortes. He believed in obtaining reforms through peaceful means. Ironically, his novels smuggled copies inspired such a strong sense of national consciousness that they ignited the Philippine revolution against the Spanish Crown.
Rizal annotations to Morga
A Review of the Annotation of Jose Rizal in Chapter 8 of Morga the Sucesos Islas Filipinas
Yesterday I received an email from Veronica Pedrosa who now lives in London. She said that she was writing a book and was at the British Museum for her research. It was by way of reply on just who and what Filipinos were before the Spanish colonialists came. I have excerpted from a translation by Austin Craig of the introduction to the book. While in London, Rizal immediately acquainted himself with the British Museum where he found one of the few remaining copies of that work. At his own expense, he had the work republished with annotations that showed the Philippines was an advanced civilization prior to the Spanish conquest. Austin Craig, an early biographer of Rizal, translated into English some of the more important of these annotations.
Church Tax for locusts? The "Morga" R izal was not content with writing books to rouse his countrymen in a literary, political and polemic manner and to mobilize them for the fight for their rights. He dug into classical literature, works of former travellers and earlier Spanish government officials in order to use their writings for his objectives. Its author, Dr. Antonio de Morga, held the offices of lawyer and soldier in the services of the Spanish colonial administration in the Philippines and published his work in in Mexico. In the course of the centuries, the "Morga" earned for itself the reputation of being one of the best dissertations on the pre-Spanish history of the Philippines with the special advantage that its author - in contrast to most authors of historical and ethnographic works of the time - was not a man of the Church, not a priest, but rather a Spanish civil servant. R izal's intention of publishing the "Morga" anew and adding to it lengthy annotations was clear.
The idea that Rizal was prickly, sensitive to slights and quick to take offense, was a criticism he himself heard again and again.
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Annotating Colonial Histories José Rizal
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