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The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803   By: (1860-1908)

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The Philippine Islands, 1493 1898

explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the beginning of the nineteenth century

Volume I, 1493 1529

Edited and annotated by Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson with historical introduction and additional notes by Edward Gaylord Bourne.

Contents of Volume I

General Preface. The Editors . ... 13 Historical Introduction. Edward Gaylord Bourne. ... 19 Preface to Volume I ... 89 Documents regarding the Line of Demarcation:

Papal Bulls of 1493: Inter cætera (May 3), Eximiæ (May 3), Inter cætera (May 4), Extension de la concesion (September 25). Alexander VI; Rome, 1493. ... 97 Treaty of Tordesillas. Fernando V and Isabel of Castile, and João II of Portugal; Tordesillas, June 7, 1494. ... 115 [Note on correspondence of Jaime Ferrer regarding the Line of Demarcation 1493 95.] 130 Compact between the Catholic Sovereigns and the King of Portugal. Fernando V and Isabel of Castile, and João II of Portugal; Madrid, April 15, 1495. 131 Papal Bull, Præcelsæ Leo X; Rome, November 3, 1514. 136 Instructions from the King of Spain to his ambassadors. Cárlos I of Spain; Valladolid, February 4, 1523. 139 Letter to Juan de Zúñiga. Cárlos I of Spain; Pamplona, December 18, 1523. 145 Treaty of Vitoria. Cárlos I of Spain, and João III of Portugal; Vitoria, February 19, 1524 Junta of Badajoz: extract from the records in the possession and ownership of the Moluccas. Badajoz; April 14 May 13, 1524

Opinions concerning the ownership of the Moluccas. Hernando Colon, Fray Tomás Duran, Sebastian Caboto, and Juan Vespucci; Badajoz April 13 15, 1524 Letters to the Spanish delegates at the Junta of Badajoz. Cárlos I of Spain; Búrgos, March 21 and April 10, 1524

Treaty of Zaragoza. Cárlos I of Spain and João III of Portugal; Zaragoza, April 29, 1529

Papal Bull, Eximiæ . Alexander VI; Rome, November 16, 1501 Life and Voyage of Fernão de Magalhães.

[Résumé of contemporaneous documents 1518 27.] Letter of authorization to Falero and Magalhães. Cárlos I of Spain; Valladolid, March 22, 1518 Carta de el rei de Castella para El rei D. Manuel. Cárlos I of Spain; Barcelona, February 28, 1519 Instructions to Juan de Cartagena. Cárlos I of Spain; Barcelona, April 6, 1519 [1]Carta do rei de Castella a Fernando de Magalhães e a Ruy Falero. Cárlos I; Barcelona, April 19, 1519 ... 294 Extracto de una carta de las Indias. 1522. ... 296 De Molvccis Insulis. [Letter to the Cardinal of Salzburg, describing Magalhães's voyage to the Moluccas.] Maximillianus Transylvanus; Coloniæ, 1523. ... 305

Bibliographical Data ... 339 Appendix: Chronological Tables ... 345


Portrait of Fernão de Magalhães; photographic reproduction from painting in the Museo Biblioteca de Ultramar, Madrid. ... Frontispiece Signature of Fernão de Magalhães; photographic facsimile, from original Ms . in Archivo General de Indias, Seville. ... 273 Title page of De Molvccis Insulis ; photographic facsimile, from copy of the first edition, at Lenox Library. ... 303 General map of the Philippine Archipelago. ... At end of volume

General Preface

The entrance of the United States of America into the arena of world politics, the introduction of American influence into Oriental affairs, and the establishment of American authority in the Philippine archipelago, all render the history of those islands and their, numerous peoples a topic of engrossing interest and importance to the reading public, and especially to scholars, historians, and statesmen. The present work its material carefully selected and arranged from a vast mass of printed works and unpublished manuscripts is offered to the public with the intention and hope of casting light on the great problems which confront the American people in the Philippines; and of furnishing authentic and trustworthy material for a thorough and scholarly history of the islands... Continue reading book >>

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