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De Las Islas Filipinas is a comprehensive and insightful account of the history, culture, and landscape of the Philippines. Don Luis Prudencio Alvarez y Tejero brings to life the rich and diverse tapestry of Filipino society, highlighting the unique blend of indigenous, Spanish, Chinese, and American influences that have shaped the country.

The author's meticulous research and attention to detail are evident throughout the book, as he delves into various aspects of Filipino life, from the colorful festivals and traditions to the intricate political and social dynamics. Alvarez y Tejero presents a balanced portrayal of the Philippines, acknowledging both its beauty and its challenges.

One of the most compelling aspects of the book is the author's exploration of the Filipino identity, tracing its roots back to ancient migrations and colonial legacies. Through his vivid descriptions and engaging narrative style, Alvarez y Tejero offers readers a deeper understanding of what it means to be Filipino.

Overall, De Las Islas Filipinas is a must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Philippines. It is a captivating and informative journey through the islands, shedding light on the complexities and contradictions that define this vibrant nation.

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DE LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS.

Memoria

Escrita y Publicada

Por

Don Luis Prudencio Alvarez y Tejero,

Abogado de los Tribunales Nacionales, Comendador de la Real órden Americana de Isabel la Católica, Secretario Honorario de S. M. la Reina Doña Isabel II, Ministro Honorario y Supernumerario de la Audiencia territorial de Filipinas, Socio corresponsal nacional de la Real Academia de Ciencias naturales de Madrid, individuo de número de la Sociedad económica de Amigos del Pais de la ciudad de Valencia, y Majistrado en propiedad de la Audiencia territorial de esta misma ciudad, etc.

Valencia: Imprenta de Cabrerizo. 1842.

DISCURSO PRELIMINAR.

Honrado por las Islas Filipinas con el cargo de Diputado para representar sus derechos é intereses en las Córtes constituyentes, y deseando acreditar mi fina correspondencia al honor que merecí, con abandono y consiguientes perjuicios de mis intereses, á los quince dias de mi eleccion dejé las Islas y me embarqué para España, dando asi á mis comitentes una prueba nada equívoca de mis buenos deseos y disposicion de corresponder á la confianza que en mí depositaron... Continue reading book >>




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