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Maureen Justiniano

    Philippine historians at a glance

    Part 2: Introducing Ambeth Ocampo

 

As promised, I am back to continue looking at historians and their work. In the previous issue (Vol. 4, No. 16, August 16-30) I started introducing you to a few people I know who are passionate about history.

I remember the first time I learned about Ambeth R. Ocampo in 1990 was when I was book browsing (no big surprise there) at the National Bookstore in Manila and I happened to find this new book on Jose Rizal. I thought I had already read everything that was written on Rizal so I was a little reluctant to buy it. I found that no matter who wrote a book on Rizal, it was always the same narratives and stories over and over again. Wala na bang iba? [Is there anything else new?]

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