Swish Of The Kris: The Story Of The Moros

by Hurley, Vic

Swish Of The Kris: The Story Of The Moros

Price:  US$30.60   (SGD42.50*)
Format:  Paper Back, 301 pages
Published:  2009, Thailand, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789745241152
SB#:  048972 (150)

About This Book

Facsimile reissue of the significant 1936 account of the Moros - the traditionally fierce Islamic warriors of Mindanao and the southern Philippines. The author, a scholarly rubber planter, lived in the area for seven years and writes sympathetically of Moro history since their arrival as a largely nomadic people probably in the first century BCE. The Moros, with their kris, kept at bay successive invaders - Portuguese, British, Chinese, Japanese, and Dutch, as well as the governing Spanish and Americans. Details are given of the 1915 agreement with the US authority which proved to be a non-durable basis for stability and peace in the area. With historical notes and glossary.

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