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Fire and quake in the construction of Old Manila

Bankoff, Greg

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Abstract

Manila, was one of the grandest early modern European cities in Asia, yet it was destroyed by fire and earthquake on numerous occasions. Over successive reconstructions, it evolved a style of architecture and urban planning that reconciled alien notions about space and place to local environmental realities. The city that materialised over the ensuing centuries was neither wholly European nor Asian, but a rich fusion of the two whose form and substance was ultimately determined by the twin threats of conflagration and seismic activity.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2006-10
Journal MEDIEVAL HISTORY JOURNAL
Print ISSN 0971-9458
Electronic ISSN 0973-0753
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1-2
Pages 411-427
APA6 Citation Bankoff, G. (2006). Fire and quake in the construction of Old Manila. Medieval History Journal, 10(1-2), 411-427. doi:10.1177/097194580701000215
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/097194580701000215
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/097194580701000215
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