Literature the word literature is derived from the latin term litera which means letter it has been defined differently by various writers some loosely interpret literature as any printed matter written within a book, a magazine or a pamphlet. Location and geography the republic of the philippines, a nation of 7,107 islands with a total area of 111,830 square miles (307,055 square kilometers), is located on the pacific rim of southeast a. Best answer: the diversity and richness of philippine literature evolved side by side with the country's history this can best be appreciated in the context of the country's pre-colonial cultural traditions and the socio-political histories of its colonial and contemporary traditions. The pre-spanish philippines possessed a system of writing similar to arabic, and it was not uncommon for adults to know how to read and write inculcation of reverence for the god bathala, obedience to authority, loyalty to the family or clan, and respect for. Philippine literature during spanish period the philippine islands first came to the attention of europeans with the spanish expedition around the world led by portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan in 1521.
The pre-spanish filipinos also revered idols, called anitos in tagalog and diwata in visayan these seem to be the counterparts of the present saints, to whom filipinos offer prayers and food, much like their ancestors did. Of the oldest forms of philippine literature that mirrors the early forms of culture social poems a type of poetry that depicts present situations either purely comic or tragic which aims to bring about the changes in the social conditions. Philippine literature in spanish (spanish: literatura filipina en español) (filipino: literaturang pilipino sa espanyol) is a body of literature made by filipino writers in the spanish language today, this corpus is the third largest in the whole corpus of philippine literature ( philippine literature in filipino being the first, followed by. Philippine literature in the spanish colonial period published on february 29, 2016 by esielbc the existing literature of the philippine ethnic groups at the time of conquest and conversion into christianity was mainly oral, consisting of epics, legends, songs, riddles, and proverbs.
Pre spanish literature in the philippines bambi rose m española ba psychology iii december 13, 2011 philippines pre-spanish literature even before the spaniards came to the philippines, the country already possessed a rich literary tradition. Philippine literature had evolved much before colonization it is full of legends and tales of colonial legacy mexican and spanish dominance over the land and the people, over varying periods of time, witnessed the incorporation of english, spanish, filipino and native languages, to express ideology and opinion. The history of communication in the philippines also tells much of its characteristics as a melting pot of different races the lack of unity in communication made the country vulnerable to foreign powers during the old world explorations and territorial subjugations.
Learn pre colonial literature with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of pre colonial literature flashcards on quizlet. Mabuhay in this site you will be able to learn the greatss ( government, religion, economy, technologies and infrastructure,social structure and system of writing) of the philippines during the periods of pre-colonial, spanish, american and the republic. Spanish was first introduced to the philippines in 1565, when the conquistador, miguel lópez de legazpi, founded the first spanish settlement on the island of cebú the philippines, ruled first from mexico city and later from madrid, was a spanish territory for 333 years (1565-1898.
Chapter 2 the pre-spanish period historical background long before the spaniard and other foreigners landed on philippine shores our ancient literature shows our customs and traditions in everyday life as trace in our folk stories. Spanish colonial period (mid-16th - late 19th century) - the spanish culture, as reflected in the works of this literature period, showed a clash with the pre-colonial filipino literature in the beginning. Philippines pre-spanish literature even before the spaniards came to the philippines, the country already possessed a rich literary tradition this tradition serves as a mirror of the life, values, hopes, ideals and aspirations of the ancient filipino people.
Phil history: pre spanish period documentary 🔴 top 10 bar topnotchers with the highest grades in philippine history copy of philippine government during the pre spanish & spanish era. A sample of legend literature in the pre-spanish period is, the legend of the tagalog's in the pre-spanish period legends were used to entertain, they were made up and not based on truth. Long before the spaniard and other foreigners landed on philippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race our ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought by the spaniards the spaniards who came to the philippines. Folk songs are one of the oldest forms of philippine literature that emerged in the pre-spanish period these songs mirrored the early forms of culture many of these have 12 syllables.
The different literary periods in philippine literature include the pre-colonial period, the spanish colonial era, the american colonial era and the contemporary period literature in the philippines evolved as part of the country's changing history. The diversity and richness of philippine literature evolved side by side with the country's history this can best be appreciated in the context of the country's pre-colonial cultural traditions and the socio-political histories of its colonial and contemporary traditions.
The pre-spanish period pre spanish literature recreational plays the spanish literature influences folk songs folk songs are one of the oldest forms of philippine literature that emerged in the pre-spanish period. In terms of pre spanish period, spaniards spread christianity as a technique in luring us and making their influence take over our beliefs thus our freedom nowadays it can still be seen how much impact the spanish made in our beliefs that's why today in the philippines it is become the main religion. While filipinos nowadays are fairly knowledgeable of the spanish, american, and japanese eras, the same cannot be said when it comes to the pre-colonial philippines which is a shame actually, because even before the coming of the three foreign races, our ancestors were pretty much living in a.