The Making of the Modern Philippines: Pieces of a Jigsaw State Bowring, Philip

The Making of the Modern Philippines: Pieces of a Jigsaw State

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"Well-researched... a welcome guide." The Spectator "Reliable and lucid." History Today

With a fractured geography and complex identity, The Philippines is an eclectic and unique mix of culture, environment, people and politics. Known mostly for natural disasters, migrant labour and dictatorial presidents, in this book Philip Bowing shows how it is much, much more. Deftly navigating the history of this populous island republic, The Making of the Modern Philippines traces its history to define and explain its position in the modern world. Looking past the headlines of volcanoes, earthquakes and violence, it asks why has the Filipino economy lagged behind its neighbours, explores the importance of its location in geopolitics, and investigates how its deep-rooted Catholicism clashes with the Islamic consciousness of the region in which it sits.

Taking the history of the Philippines from its pre-colonial era, through its Spanish and American occupations and up to the modern day, it unravels the complex politics, culture, peoples and economy of this rich and unique nation. Engaging with challenges the Filipino people face today such as federalism, revolution, Mindanao, the diaspora, capitalism and relations with China, it rediscovers the struggles, culture and history of its past to understand the present.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781350296817
BY (AUTHOR) Bowring, Philip
PUBLISHER : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC PUBLICATION DATE : May 05, 2022
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Bloomsbury Academic
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Professional & Vocational
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 156 mm
WEIGHT : 570 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
History & Archaeology
DESCRIPTION : "Well-researched... a welcome guide." The Spectator "Reliable and lucid." History TodayWith a fractured geography and complex identity, The Philippines is an eclectic and unique mix of culture, environment, people and politics. Known mostly for natural disasters, migrant labour and dictatorial presidents, in this book Philip Bowing shows how it is much, much more. Deftly navigating the history of this populous island republic, The Making of the Modern Philippines traces its history to define and explain its position in the modern world. Looking past the headlines of volcanoes, earthquakes and violence, it asks why has the Filipino economy lagged behind its neighbours, explores the importance of its location in geopolitics, and investigates how its deep-rooted Catholicism clashes with the Islamic consciousness of the region in which it sits.Taking the history of the Philippines from its pre-colonial era, through its Spanish and American occupations and up to the modern day, it unravels the complex politics, culture, peoples and economy of this rich and unique nation. Engaging with challenges the Filipino people face today such as federalism, revolution, Mindanao, the diaspora, capitalism and relations with China, it rediscovers the struggles, culture and history of its past to understand the present. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781350296817 BY (AUTHOR) Bowring, Philip PUBLISHER : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC PUBLICATION DATE : May 05, 2022 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Bloomsbury Academic LANGUAGE : English AGE : Professional & Vocational PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 234 mm x 156 mm WEIGHT : 570 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Economics, Finance, Business & Management History & Archaeology