Re-Shaping the World - Philip II of Spain and His Time
The essays presented in this volume were delivered as papers in a conference in Manila on 1-2 December 1999. British, Filipino, & Spanish historians participated in the presentations and there were many more Filipino participants in the debates that took place at the University of Santo Tomas and the Ateneo de Manila.
History has made our peoples what we are today-and it all started with Philip. We already have acknowledged that, and it would only be wise to keep the direction that we have taken in recent times. History, not matter how painful it might be, cannot be changed, but it is in our hands to make the most out of it. And now we have a golden opportunity to do so.