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The Philippine Islands Vol.-28

By: Ed. Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 47," authored by Emma Helen Blair, presents a detailed historical account covering the years 1598 to 1604. This book has been deemed a classic and has been a great collection of ideas that are comprehended into a single draft to read by readers of several age groups. Within this volume, Blair masterfully navigates the intricate tapestry of colonial Philippines, offering insights into the sociopolitical landscape, cultural transformations, and international engagements that defined this era. Through meticulous research and scholarly analysis, Volume 47 illuminates the Spanish colonization efforts, the struggles for control over territories, and the interactions between various indigenous groups and the colonizers. Emma Helen Blair's work uncovers the complexities of governance, religious conversions, and economic activities during these years, showcasing the multifaceted nature of Philippine history. Drawing from primary sources and historical documents, the volume highlights the intricate relationships between the Spanish authorities, local communities, and global powers. The narrative captures the ebb and flow of power, diplomacy, and trade networks that shaped the trajectory of the Philippines.

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Ed. Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson

Emma Helen Blair (1869-1951) was an American historian and author known for her significant contributions to Philippine history and also scholarship. Born on July 19, 1869, in Ohio, she pursued her education at Ohio Wesleyan University and later at Columbia University. Blair's passion for history and research led her to collaborate with James Alexander Robertson, an esteemed scholar, in editing and compiling "The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" series. This monumental project spanned fifty-five volumes and covered the colonial history of the Philippines from the 16th to the 19th century. The comprehensive series showcased her expertise in meticulously examining and also presenting historical documents and narratives. Her work significantly contributed to a deeper understanding of the Philippines' complex past and its interactions with various colonial powers. Her commitment to historical accuracy and attention to detail earned her a reputation as a meticulous and reliable historian. Beyond her contributions to Philippine history, and main thing that Emma Helen Blair also authored "The Philippine Policy of Secretary Taft" and co-wrote "A History of the Philippine Islands" with Robertson. Both of these works further demonstrated her dedication to scholarship and the exploration of the Philippines' political and social developments. James Alexander Robertson was born in Corry, Pennsylvania, in 1873. He was the sixth of eight children born to Canadian parents who became naturalized citizens of the United States after moving to Corry in 1866. His father, John McGregor Robertson, was a builder from Verulam, Ontario, close to Peterborough. His mother, Elizabeth Borrowman Robertson, immigrated to Canada as a child from her native Scotland. When Robertson was seven years old, his mother died. After three years, he and his family relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, where James finished his secondary education. In 1892, he enrolled in Adelbert College at Western Reserve University for graduate study. He studied in Romance languages, majoring in Old French, and received his Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Western Reserve University in 1896.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 222Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359398748
  • ISBN-13:9789359398747
  • Item Weight: 333g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.5mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General