HomeAnuaryo/Annales: Journal of Historyvol. 11 no. 1 (1993)

The De La Salle College, 1911-1941: A Historical Interpretation from the Toynbian Perspective

Jose Victor D. Jimenez



The Italian philosopher, Benedetto Croce, said, history is not a mere listing or chronicling of events nor a simple description of events that happened. Rather it provides an explanation of the historical events, that is, it seeks to interpret why these events happened.


A historian organizes the facts according to his philosophy of history. It is also known as "frame of reference." It purports to explain the significance of the events and to discover the forces behind historical events. This perspective shapes the history of a particular period.