This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason

This Gulf of Fire The Great Lisbon Earthquake or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book AwardA Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist The captivating and definitive account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake the most consequential natural dis

  • Title: This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason
  • Author: Mark Molesky
  • ISBN: 9780307387509
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book AwardA Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist The captivating and definitive account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake the most consequential natural disaster of modern times On All Saints Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring approximately 9.0 or perhaps higher on the magnitude scale swept furiously toward Lisbon,Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book AwardA Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist The captivating and definitive account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake the most consequential natural disaster of modern times On All Saints Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring approximately 9.0 or perhaps higher on the magnitude scale swept furiously toward Lisbon, then one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the capital of a vast global empire Within minutes, much of the city lay in ruins A half hour later, a giant tsunami unleashed by the quake smashed into Portugal s coastline and barreled up the Tagus River, carrying countless thousands out to sea To complete Lisbon s destruction, a hellacious firestorm then engulfed the city s shattered remains, killing thousands and incinerating much of what the earthquake and tsunami had spared Drawing on a wealth of new sources, the latest scientific research, and a sophisticated grasp of European history, Mark Molesky gives us the gripping, authoritative account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake disaster and its impact on the Western world including descriptions of the world s first international relief effort, the rise of a brutal, yet modernizing, dictatorship in Portugal, and the effect of the catastrophe on the spirit and direction of the European Enlightenment.

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    1. This history of the Great Lisbon earthquake, fire, and tsunami of 1755 shines with meticulous research, good judgment, and consistently excellent writing. Molesky begins with a capsule history of Lisbon (from prehistory through the resurgence of the Portuguese empire), traces the experience of the three-part disaster in Lisbon and in the Atlantic world, describes the way word filtered across Europe, traces the relief efforts and political fallout, and explores the philosophic impact of the event [...]

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