Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Monograph 1: The Philippines at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

First published November 2011
Copyright © Malcolm W. Mintz 2011
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National Library of Australia
Cataloguing-in-publication entry
Mintz, Malcolm W. (Malcolm Warren), 1941-

The Philippines at the turn of the sixteenth century
with particular reference to the Bikol region

Bibliography ISBN: 978-0-646-56819-5

  1. Chapter 1:   War and conflict
  2. Chapter 2:   Food
  3. Chapter 3:   Christianity
  4. Chapter 4:   Crime and punishment
  5. Chapter 5:   Childhood
  6. Chapter 6:   Rice
  7. Chapter 7:   Money, Weights and Measures
  8. Chapter 8:   Jewellery and Body Ornamentation
  9. Chapter 9:   Metals and Metalworking
  10. Chapter 10: Health and Personal Hygiene
  11. Chapter 11: Fibre, Cloth and Clothing
  12. Chapter 12: Stars and Seasons
  13. Chapter 13: Status and Social Conflict
  14. Chapter 14: Construction and Infrastructure
  15. Chapter 15: Arts and Language
  16. Chapter 16: Towns, Trade and Travel
  17. Chapter 17: Hunting and Trapping
  18. Chapter 18: Kinshup and Marriage

Malcolm Mintz received his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i where he also did a minor in Southeast Asian Studies. Subsequently he spent three years teaching Linguistics at University Sains Malaysia in Penang and, until the year 2000, was employed at Murdoch University where he developed and coordinated a program of Malay and Indonesian language. From 2000 until 2020 Dr. Mintz was an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Asian Studies, University of Western Australia. Dr Mintz has also taught in the United States, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. He carries out research on Malay and Indonesian as well as the Philippines and has published a number of books and articles related to these areas.

Cover Design: Malcolm W Mintz
Cover Image: A page from Marcos de Lisboa, Vocabulario de la lengua Bicol, Pueblo de Sampaloc: Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto, 1754, p. 665.


Published with the support of Gender and Cultural Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
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Last modified: 01 February 2021