This site is dedicated to the study of the Katipunan, the patriotic secret society that in 1896 launched the revolution against Spanish rule in the Philippines. 

Although the late 19th century is the most celebrated period in Philippine history, much of what has been published on the Katipunan is unreliable and the surviving primary sources are as yet largely unexplored. The principal aim here is to bring to light a number of important Katipunan documents that have not been published before, or are not readily accessible.

Comments, corrections, and pointers to other documents and images that might be posted on the site will be most welcome at kasaysayan@googlemail.com. 

      Jim Richardson



Copyright (c) Jim Richardson, 2005-2018.  Jim Richardson asserts his moral right to be known as the author of the studies and notes posted on this website.  Permission is hereby granted to reproduce and distribute material from the website with due acknowledgement.  


Most of the material on this website, revised and with some additions, has now been published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press under the title The Light of Liberty: Documents and Studies on the Katipunan, 1892-1897.  The book should be available from Fully Booked, Solidaridad and Popular Bookstore, and can also be ordered through the publisher's website -  www.ateneopress.org - or Philippine Expressions Bookshop at http://philippineexpressionsbookshop.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/new-arrivals-as-of-january-27-2014/.   

Katipunan: Documents and Studies