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The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898

Volume XXVIII, 1637-38

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,061 / 305 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 562
Added to site: 2008.06.30 21376
Genre: History

Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of theislands 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 theirearliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.

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in charge of that order, with the number of souls in each; frequently occurs an historical account of a mission's foundation and growth, and biographical mention of especially notable missionaries--including those who in early days were martyrs in Calamianes and Mindanao. It ends with tables showing the numbers of tributes, souls, and ministers in the Recollect provinces, at various times.

A sketch of the religious condition in the islands in 1896-98 is furnished by José Algué and other Jesuit fathers of Manila in their compendious work, Archipiélago filipino (Washington, 1900). Statistics showing the growth of the Christianized native population from 1735 to 1898 are compiled from various sources--a remarkable increase, which the editors ascribe mainly to missionary labors. Then the various sees are enumerated, with their bishops, cathedrals, courts, seminaries, and priests; and the various houses, colleges, and other institutions possessed by the respective religious or



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