The Philippine Architecture: Spanish Colonial Period

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Spanish Colonial Period
Chapter Review
Arch 117

Abegail Imee R. Enriquez
2012-68836

Spanish Colonial Period
How does Spanish Colonial architecture reflect Filipino identity? Discuss the various building types and their relationship to pre-colonial architecture in your arguments.

Spanish colonial architecture reflects Filipino identity mostly through the Religious Architecture. As what the world knows, Philippines is the only Catholic country in Southeast Asia; thus, most of our structures all over the archipelago were Catholic Churches due to the influence of Catholicism. Filipino Identity was basically patterned from the Spanish; the way the Filipinos think of standards, the way Filipinos design, and the way Filipinos appreciate
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Serrao is shipwrecked but struggles on to Hitu (northern Ambon) and wins the favour of the local rulers. Francisco Serrão's letters to Ferdinand Magellan, carried to Portugal via Portuguese Malacca and describing the 'Spice Islands', helped Magellan persuade the King of Spain to finance his circumnavigation.[6] Before they met each other, Serrão mysteriously died in Ternate at almost the same time Magellan was killed in the Philippines.

The Canary Islands
During the 15th century,┬áCastile┬áand┬áPortugal┬ábecame territorial and commercial rivals in the Atlantic western zone. Portugal obtained several┬áPapal bulls┬áwhich acknowledged Portuguese control over the discovered territories, but Castile also obtained from the Pope the safeguard of its rights to the┬áCanary Islands┬áwith the bulls┬áRomani Pontifex and┬áDominatur Dominus. ┬áThe┬áConquest of the Canary Islands, inhabited by┬áGuanche┬ápeople, began in 1402 under the reign of┬áHenry III of Castile, authorizing under feudal agreement to┬áNorman┬ánoblemen┬áJean de B├®thencourt. The conquest only finished when the armies of the Crown of Castille┬áwon, after long and bloody wars, the islands of┬áGran Canaria, La Palma and┬áTenerife.
After the history of the Canary Islands, the first colonial war and worldÔÇÖs partition occur.

The first colonial war and worldÔÇÖs partition
The Portuguese tried vainly to keep secret about their…

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