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  1. Nov 2019
    1. nd in warfare as cowardly and effeminate men.

      Bravery, soldierliness and manliness seem to be recurring themes throughout this text

    2. But the enemy, like brave soldiers, were not to be thus beaten back. Heated by the fight, five or six of the bravest junks attacked the Hector from all sides; whose warriors, in trying to save it, caused such a dense smoke by firing its cannon from below, above, front and behind, that neither the Hector nor the junks could be observed from the Castle, from which this battle could otherwise have been easily watched.

      Did tactics overwhelm technology in this instance? The Chinese may have had inferior cannons at the time (Andrade) but still blew up the Hector

    3. nforced by moving the , hole population several miles in-land

      How was this executed? It must have been a logistical nightmare

  2. Oct 2019
    1. Then Balbuena argues that there would be no music were it not for poetry.

      Did Balbuena argue that music without lyrics was also descended from poetry, or did he just not take that into account? Is this answered later in the text?

    2. To place Balbuena in his time, it is interesting to note that he was born within two years of Shakespeare, Galileo, and Michelangelo

      This is an interesting thing to think about in terms of contemporary history, as these figures are not often portrayed as being part of the colonial period