Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910

Pasyon and Revolution Popular Movements in the Philippines Pasyon and Revolution unlike earlier Philippine historical writings that use largely the Filipino educated elite s categories of meaning seeks to interpret Philippine popular movements in terms of p

  • Title: Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910
  • Author: Reynaldo Clemeña Ileto
  • ISBN: 9789715502320
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pasyon and Revolution, unlike earlier Philippine historical writings that use largely the Filipino educated elite s categories of meaning, seeks to interpret Philippine popular movements in terms of perceptions of the masses themselves Ileto submits to varied kinds of analyses standard documents as well as such previously ignored sources as folk songs, poems, and religiouPasyon and Revolution, unlike earlier Philippine historical writings that use largely the Filipino educated elite s categories of meaning, seeks to interpret Philippine popular movements in terms of perceptions of the masses themselves Ileto submits to varied kinds of analyses standard documents as well as such previously ignored sources as folk songs, poems, and religious traditions, in order to articulate hidden or suppressed features of the thinking of the masses Paramount among the conclusions of the book is that the pasyon, or native account of Christ s life, death and resurrection, provided the cultural framework of movements for change The book places the Philippine revolution in the context of native traditions, and explains the persistence of radial peasant brotherhoods in this century Seen as continuous attempts by the masses to transform the world in their terms are the various movements that the book analyzes Apolinario de la Cruz s Cofradia de San Jose, Andres Bonifacio s Katipunan, Macario Sakay s Katipunan, Felipe Salvador s Santa Iglesia, the Colorum Society, and other popular movements during the Spanish, revolutionary, and American colonial periods.

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    1. Ileto’s classic book on revolutionary movements in the Philippines was published in 1979 and it is now into its 8th printing. Although it was first published 33 years ago, the continued appeal of the book lies in its original approach to popular resistance movements in the Philippines. Ileto’s approach was novel because it tried to show the meaning of the resistance movements from the point of the view of the participants themselves. This was a departure from the works of most Filipino schol [...]

    2. such a brilliant way of magnifying the voices of the marginalized people through prayers and other undocumented evidences.

    3. an interesting work, novel for its time, in spite of its many limitations and mistaken conclusions (esp class analysis of Katipunan and blurring of distinctions of 19th century social movements).

    4. A new lens of looking at how our revolution started. Not the usual Revolution led by the Elite Propagandists but how the likes of Hermano Pule and the different uprisings started. By using the known "text"- bastardized version of pasyon and how the masses got hold of their own situation. A must read for us Filipinos who want to understand our rich tradition and question how victors wrote our history. :)

    5. An invaluable reference for History 1: Philippine History and Institutions under Prof. Mary Jane B. Rodriguez, Second Semester 1994-95, UP College Baguio.

    6. Actually, I was quite surprised with the book's premise. I always thought that the nation's conception and struggle for independence was influenced greatly by the ilustrados and European ideas. Here, Ileto argues that it has been developed at home. What is the inspiration of these nationalistic movements? The pasyon. Since it was a staple for the folkpeople, Ileto believes that the story of the passion of Christ and the redemption of His people captured the hearts of the oppressed Filipinos. One [...]

    7. Focusing on what Ileto calls as the “history from below,” Pasyon and Revolution narrates the events of the Philippine Revolution (1840 - 1910) from the point of view of how it was richly understood by the masses. Given such task, Ileto centrally claims that it was in pasyon, the book that recounts the life and passion of Christ and universal history of mankind (from creation up to last judgment), where the common people were able to give sense to the series of events transpired during those [...]

    8. This book gives new light to the religious nature of Philippine revolutions, and the religious personalities that led the movements in parallel with the life of Jesus in the Pasyon. Though depicting popular movements from 1840 to 1910, the book remains relevant up to this time. And it will be ever relevant until we have attained the paradise/kalayaan that our heroes have fought for - living in unity of loob, damay or true brotherhood, prosperity and love of God. Having already attained political [...]

    9. sobrang relate ako dito syempre. todo dala pa ako ng anting anting and prayer book sa school. XDDmedyo masakit nga lang sa bangs lalim ng "Filipino" pero sapat lang. It has something todo with Kaluluwa and ginhawa plus kaliwanagan and kalayaan. XDDD

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