Dr. Jose Rizal

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Dr. Jose Rizal "Connecting the Philippines and Germany" An Overview of a Symposium held in Berlin on June 14, 2011 (A Working Paper) Introduction 1. The working paper contains two keynote speeches: A. Rotten Beef and Stinking Fish: Rizal and the Writing of Philippine History by Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo B. Rizal and Germany: First Impressions and Lasting Influences by Bernhard Dahm 2. Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo is a very well-known and authoritative historian in the Philippines. 3. Bernhard Dahm is a professor emeritus of University of Passau in Germany. He wrote a book entitled 'Jose Rizal: Dec Nationalheld der Filipinos' which immortalized the life and works of Rizal in Germany. Rotten Beef and Stinking Fish: Rizal and the Writing of Philippine…show more content…
Morga is a layman and not a religious chronicler Morga is the only secular general history of the Philippines in print for over 2 centuries Religious chroniclers dealt more with the church history than the history of Philippines Austin Craig pointed that the history of the Philippines written during the Spanish colonial period were just part of the larger history of Spain 3. Morga is more objective than religious accounts, which included many miracle stories Religious chroniclers aim not to record the history of the Philippines but rather, to document the achievements of their religious orders Ex. Spanish won over Chinese because St. Francis of Assisi protected Intramuros 4. Morga was more sympathetic than religious chroniclers Friars were biased and racist unlike Morga who was humane at least to Indios. 5. Morga was a primary source because he was an eye witness Morga was already present at the point of first contact with Spain - Rizal believed that pre-Hispanic Filipinos had their own culture before the colonization of Spain. Hence, they were not saved from barbarism by the Spaniards. - Rizal emphasizes that pre-Hispanic civilization had metallurgy, system of writing, etc. were ruined by the

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