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Conquest and pestilence in the early Spanish Philippines, Linda A. Newson

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Conquest and pestilence in the early Spanish Philippines
Title
Conquest and pestilence in the early Spanish Philippines
Statement of responsibility
Linda A. Newson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars have long assumed that Spanish colonial rule had only a limited demographic impact on the Philippines. Filipinos, they believed, had acquired immunity to Old World diseases prior to Spanish arrival; conquest was thought to have been more benign than what took place in the Americas because of more enlightened colonial policies introduced by Philip II. Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines illuminates the demographic history of the Spanish Philippines in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and, in the process, challenges these assumptions. In this provocative new work, Linda Newson convincingly demonstrates that the Filipino population suffered a significant decline in the early colonial period. Newson argues that the sparse population of the islands meant that Old World diseases could not become endemic in pre-Spanish times. She also shows that the initial conquest of the Philippines was far bloodier than has often been supposed and that subsequent Spanish demands for tribute, labor, and land brought socioeconomic transformations and depopulation that were prolonged beyond the early conquest years. Comparisons are made with the impact of Spanish colonial rule in the Americas. Newson adopts a regional approach and examines critically each major area in Luzon and the Visayas in turn. Building on a wide range of primary and secondary sources, she proposes a new estimate for the population of the Visayas and Luzon of 1.57 million in 1565--slightly higher than that suggested by previous studies--and calculates that by the mid-seventeenth century this figure may have fallen by about two-thirds. Based on extensive archival research conducted in secular and missionary archives in the Philippines, Spain, and elsewhere, Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines is an exemplary contribution to our understanding of the formative influences on demographic change in premodern Southeast Asian society and the history of the early Spanish Philippines
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newson, Linda A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Diseases
  • Spain
  • Philippines
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • Enfermedades
  • Filipinas
  • Filipinas
  • Colonization
  • Diseases
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Population
  • Philippines
  • Spain
  • Bevölkerungsentwicklung
  • Epidemie
  • Kolonialismus
  • Philippinen
  • Spanien
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Colonialism
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 17th Century
  • History, 18th Century
  • Philippines
  • Spain
Label
Conquest and pestilence in the early Spanish Philippines, Linda A. Newson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A world apart? -- The role of disease -- Colonial realities and population decline -- Interpreting the evidence -- The Visayas -- Conquest and depopulation before 1600 -- Wars and missionaries in the seventeenth-century Visayas -- Southern Luzon -- Manila and Tondo -- Southwest Luzon -- Bikol -- Pampanga and Bulacan -- Northern Luzon -- Ilocos and Pangasinan -- Cagayan -- Interior Luzon -- Conclusion -- Demographic change in the early Spanish Philippines
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ocn436459184
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 420 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824870096
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t60c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436459184
Label
Conquest and pestilence in the early Spanish Philippines, Linda A. Newson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-405) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A world apart? -- The role of disease -- Colonial realities and population decline -- Interpreting the evidence -- The Visayas -- Conquest and depopulation before 1600 -- Wars and missionaries in the seventeenth-century Visayas -- Southern Luzon -- Manila and Tondo -- Southwest Luzon -- Bikol -- Pampanga and Bulacan -- Northern Luzon -- Ilocos and Pangasinan -- Cagayan -- Interior Luzon -- Conclusion -- Demographic change in the early Spanish Philippines
Control code
ocn436459184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 420 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824870096
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t60c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436459184

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