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By Renato Constantino

Unlike different traditional histories, the unifying thread of A historical past of the Philippines is the fight of the peoples themselves opposed to quite a few types of oppression, from Spanish conquest and colonization to U.S. imperialism. Constantino presents a penetrating research of the effective kin and sophistication constitution within the Philippines, and the way those have shaped―and been formed by―the position of the Filipino humans within the making in their personal historical past. also, he demanding situations the dominant perspectives of Spanish and U.S. historians by way of exposing the myths and prejudices propagated of their paintings, and, in doing so, makes a huge step forward towards highbrow decolonization. This ebook is an indispensible key to the historical past of conquest and resistance within the Philippine.

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1,15. Only 1,000 strong. Why so small r force 7 Bcrsus may, even then, have been only lukemar~nin his royalty. -The courage of the Bactrinns was proverbial. 6. -Sce also what the author of the Periplus says, p. )O ...... *It is significnnt h a t C ~ r L i l ~mcntions s that thc lux~try which had sappcd the rest of Persin htrd not affmted Dt~ctria. Alexander's task rcnlly began mhcn thc camp~igrl:tgninst B : r s s ~ ~mns s tundcrttrkc~l. great and as yet intact province. And so when sl; last Alexander and his picked cavalrymen rode into the retreating rearguard at dawn, it mas to find [,he last of the heirs of " Cyrus the king, the Ach~meniwn", lying amid his dead mules and drivers, stabbed through aud through.

It is significnnt h a t C ~ r L i l ~mcntions s that thc lux~try which had sappcd the rest of Persin htrd not affmted Dt~ctria. Alexander's task rcnlly began mhcn thc camp~igrl:tgninst B : r s s ~ ~mns s tundcrttrkc~l. great and as yet intact province. And so when sl; last Alexander and his picked cavalrymen rode into the retreating rearguard at dawn, it mas to find [,he last of the heirs of " Cyrus the king, the Ach~meniwn", lying amid his dead mules and drivers, stabbed through aud through. Bessus was far ahead, gone to make a desperate effort to restore the fortunes of the Achxmeniun dynasty in hi8 own person at Bactria, with the title of Artaxerxes.

West of the Cophenes, Stasanor coutinued to. 1 Diodorun XI&. 4. he Inclns and Cophenee and the Paralmnisns range. The lti~isinitnoS Darius eveu appears to have sent help to the confederates in the mar with Antigonus, but was allowed to remain unmolested. Perhaps, on the receipt of the news of the tragic end of his claughter and grandson, he changed sides, or withdrew from the contxst; his influence, in any case, was of no weight on either side. I n 306 B. C. the peace of Bactria was once more disturbed.

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