A collection of essays reflecting the diverse and abiding interests of William Henry Scott, outstanding Philippine cultural historian writings on the Vocabulario Tagalo of Miguel Ruiz, the Sama lepa of Tawi-Tawi, feasting in the sixteenth century, land tenure, agrarian developments, the Palawan epics, postrevolutionary Cebu, the Franciscan friar F. Arriaga Mateo, and on Tagalogvocabularios. Includes biographical notes on Scott and a bibliography of his works.
Originally published in 2001. Winner, 2002 National Book Award, for Anthology. Second reprint in 2006.