Project

This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake and the Forging of the Modern World

Division of Research Programs

Oil Painting Alegoria ao Terra
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"Allegory to the 1755 Earthquake", by João Glama Strobërle.

Mark C. Molesky examines the Great Lisbon Earthquake and its impact on the ways that philosophers and theologians thought about disaster and nature in This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason