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The Impact of the First Spanish Conquest on the Indigenous population in the Philippines (16th-18th centuries)

Author(s): Miguel Luque-Talaván

Year: 2014

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Every discovery, conquest and colonization, involves a transformation in societies which are the mark of these processes. Philippines, in that sense, was no exception. Its discovery by Iberian nautas occurred during the first voyage of circumnavigation around the globe (1519-1522). But his conquest was initiated until many decades later.If the study of this phenomenon may provide numerous possibilities for reflection, not least provides the detailed analysis of the impact on this first conquest on the Philippines indigenous populations, possessing all an interesting story. Americanist historiography noted for already several decades the main issues in relation to that impact and its consequences. Production that is part of a line of study called «vision of the vanquished». We expect to apply that kind of analysis to the Philippine space in this talk. This will be treated, using handwritten and printed sources, time-issues such as the impact on the settlement pattern, social structure, the population’s shock through the transmitted diseases, as well as the consequences of the conquest in the economic structure, in the Material culture, and in the spiritual universe of the Philippine indigenous population between the XVI and XVIII centuries

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The Impact of the First Spanish Conquest on the Indigenous population in the Philippines (16th-18th centuries). Miguel Luque-Talaván. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436579)

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America