A Mountain of Difference: The Lumad in Early Colonial Mindanao
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Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
A Mountain of Difference recasts the early colonial encounter between the indigenous Lumad and Christian missionaries in the southern Philippines. This groundbreaking study of the Lumad—the non-Muslim native peoples of Mindanao—draws on Spanish archival sources and indigenous oral traditions to reconceptualize the political and cultural history of the island's "upland" minorities.While Lumad peoples are widely believed to have successfully resisted the traumatic transformations of Spanish colonization, Oona Paredes makes a case for the deep cultural impact of Catholic missions in Mindanao, arguing that key elements of traditional Lumad life today may have evolved from earlier cross-cultural More...
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