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Fire and quake in the construction of Old Manila (2006)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2006). Fire and quake in the construction of Old Manila. Medieval History Journal, 10(1-2), 411-427. doi:10.1177/097194580701000215

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 noti... Read More about Fire and quake in the construction of Old Manila.

Winds of colonisation: The meteorological contours of Spain's imperium in the Pacific 1521-1898 (2006)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2006). Winds of colonisation: The meteorological contours of Spain's imperium in the Pacific 1521-1898. Environment and History, 12(1), 65-88. https://doi.org/10.3197/096734006776026827

This paper examines the relationship between prevailing weather systems and colonialism in the context of Spanish possessions in the Pacific from Magellan till the end of the nineteenth century. It argues that any historical appreciation of Hispanic... Read More about Winds of colonisation: The meteorological contours of Spain's imperium in the Pacific 1521-1898.