[E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady


  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755
  • Nicholas Shrady
  • English
  • 07 January 2020
  • 9780670018512

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady Bury the deadfeed the livingThus spoke the Maruis of Pombal who was the Prime Minister of Portugal when the Great Lisbon Earthuake struck on November 1 1755 All Saints day The uake lasted for several minutes rupturing streets and crea

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    Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady Nicholas Shrady È 0 Free download Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 Should be ‘Book One’ on your disaster bookshelf The Last Day is superb history of the All Saints Day earthuake of 1755 that destroyed the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and caused widespread damage as far away as North Africa The powerful earthuake which shook much of Lisbon’s buildings to ground was uickly followed by a voracious firestorm that consumed the collapsed structures killing many of those pinned within th

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady A very clear and well paced book which told me all I wanted to know about its subject The account of the earthuake itself is less inte

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 The title is misleading in that the book is about a lot than the earthuake and is aftermath in Portugal Shrady gives a brief history of the country and the city as well so the reader can understand the cultural and religious sides of the effect of the disaster He shows how and why Portugal was so backward whil

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady I stumbled across this while browsing at the public library a few days ago My partner and I visited Lisbon in 20

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    Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady If you are looking for a detailed account of the 1755 Lisbon Earthuake this is not the book you are looking for All details about the actual earthuake tsunami and fire are comprised in about 6 pages all together That's a shame because the book's title entices the reader with such expectations Nonetheless it's a pleasurable reading

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    Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady Nicholas Shrady È 0 Free download Somewhere in a mental subprocess I wondered what happened to the Portuguese exploration powerhouse of the 17th and 18th centuries Now I know Huge earthuake followed by devastating tidal waves in 1755 Nearly every physical st

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 Interesting and informative but ultimately falls short Not half baked but decidedly underdoneIn the disaster of Lisbon Shrady has a compelling narrative with deep implications for the development of western thought However The Last Day is too shallow to be an academic account while also being too broad and devoid of cohesive narrative to make a satisfactory 'popular history' As a result of its structural deficiencies the book's cl

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    Nicholas Shrady È 0 Free download Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 This book is a study of the catastrophic earthuake that hit Lisbon on All Souls Day in 1755 and the 20 years of rebuilding that followed It begins with the uake on November 1 1755 ends with the death of Sebastiao Carvalho e Mello the Portguese statesman who was largely responsible for the effort to rebuild and recover 22 years later in 1777 The book's final chapters and epilogue make this book worthwhile When I got to the final chapters and

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 by Nicholas Shrady Incredible and horrifying story All Saints Day in Lisbon one of the world's greatest cities The churches are packed The people are praying Then an earthuake hits and the roofs cave in Thousands die Fires erupt and then a tsunami hits wiping out everything that isn't on high ground I read this book during a trip to Lisbon in December so I could see the places where the flames leaped and the waters raged and observe how

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The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthuake of 1755 characters è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 A riveting history of how the cataclysmic Lisbon earthuake shook the religious and intellectual foundations of Enlightenment Europe Along with the volcanic destruction of Pompeii and the 1906 San Francisco earthuake the Lisbon uake of 1755 is one of the most destructive natural disasters ever recorded After being jolted by a massive uake Lisbon was then pounded by a succession of tidal waves and finally reduced to ash by a fire that. A very clear and well paced book which told me all I wanted to know about its subject The account of the earthuake itself is less interesting than Shrady s summary of Portugal s history up to All Saints Day 1755 and of the reconstruction of the city Portugal was a really backward country in the mid 1750 neither the monarchy nor the Church especially having any motivation to educate the people or foster new industrial initiatives Rich from the slave trade and Brazilian gold the Portuguese elite did absolutely nothing for the country The earthuake tsunami and fires of late 1755 there were many seismic events long after November 1 spared the life of King Jos I and his entire family the Mint and the fleet On the other end the many buildings of the Inuisition fell down Of course as always the poor were hit disproportionately because their homes were less solid Britain and the city of Hamburg sent substantial aid while France and the Netherlands didn t budge Still it was the first time in history that international aid met a crisis in this fashion Reconstruction started immediately spearheaded by minister Carvalho a ruthless visionary of humble extraction During than a uarter of a century after the earthuake he was the de facto king of Portugal and during that period he drastically modernized the country He expelled the Jesuits abolished slavery but not in Brazil stopped persecution of the Jews created state funded factories manufacturing rope glass ceramics paper textiles hats and playing cards On the downside Carvalho ruled with unrelenting cynicism and cruelty and was responsible for countless executions Anyone suspected of being an enemy of the crown even on trumped up charges was tortured and killed The rebuilding itself was put in the end of military engineers in particular Manuel da Maia who was already 78 at the time of the disaster but lived to be 91 and see uite a chunk of his plans take shape Like Carvalho Maia came from a very humble background and rose solely on merit Maia s most able second was Eug nio dos Santos What these men and a few others achieved has stood the test of time and is still widely admired today Shrady argues as many others before him that in the end the earthuake was a blessing in disguise allowing Carvalho to do a complete overhaul of Lisbon and deliver a city which would have been unthinkable without so much destruction Maia got inspiration in part from Christopher Wren s unrealized plans for London drawn after the Great Fire of 1666 Immediately upon King Jos I s death Carvalho by then the Maru s of Pombal was stripped of all his wealth and posts by the king s successor his daughter Maria Pombal remains a controversial figure to this day and it s sad that one of his devotees was Salazar a despot with no redeeming ualities or achievements to his name

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The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthuake of 1755 characters è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 Raged for five straight days In The Last Day Nicholas Shrady provides not only a vivid account of this horrific disaster but also a stimulating survey of the many shock waves it sent throughout Western civilization When news of the uake spread it inspired both a lurid fascination in the popular imagination of Europe and an intellectual debate about the natural world and God’s place in human affairs Voltaire Alexander Pope Immanuel. The title is misleading in that the book is about a lot than the earthuake and is aftermath in Portugal Shrady gives a brief history of the country and the city as well so the reader can understand the cultural and religious sides of the effect of the disaster He shows how and why Portugal was so backward while being so wealthy the country because of the immense diamond and gold wealth coming to it from its colony in Brazil never developed industry The wealth that came in did not trickle down to the people Meanwhile religious zealots particularly the Jesuits kept control of what little educational system there was and ensured that no math or science or anything else perceptibly modern was taught Two of the things in the book that I also found interesting was the story of Sebastian Jose de Carvalho e Melo the herovillain of the story and the discussion of the effect of the disaster in other countries Carvalho was responsible for restoring order after the earthuake and making sure that food was distributed to victims He also ensured the rebuilding of the city along modern lines But he was also wrathful man who killed many who got in his way

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The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthuake of 1755 characters è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Nicholas Shrady Read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 Kant and Jean Jacues Rousseau among other eminent figures took up the disaster as a sort of cause célèbre and a vehicle to express Enlightenment ideas More practically the Lisbon uake led to the first concerted effort at disaster control modern urban planning and the birth of seismology The Last Day is popular history writing at its best and will appeal to readers of Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa and A Crack in the Edge of the Worl. Somewhere in a mental subprocess I wondered what happened to the Portuguese exploration powerhouse of the 17th and 18th centuries Now I know Huge earthuake followed by devastating tidal waves in 1755 Nearly every physical structure and maritime vessel in Lisbon was gone within a couple of hours Economic political and social disasterOnce the physical tremors and waves had gone the cultural ripple effect of the disaster gradually spread throughout Europe affecting everything from public administration to philosophy This is very readable history Even if you don t read it in depth you can still learn a lot