The School of Salamanca at the end of the known world in the 16th century: Martín de Rada, Domingo de Salazar and Juan Cobo in the Philippines, 1565–1594

  • This paper focuses on the life and work of three of the most important men who arrived in the Philippines during the 16th century: the Augustinian Martín de Rada (1533–1578) studied at the universities of Paris and Salamanca. He was one of the best European scientists of his time in East Asia. The Dominican Domingo de Salazar (1512–1594), first bishop of Manila, studied the legitimacy of the conquest of the Philippines and wrote against the Spanish plan to conquest China. The Dominican Juan Cobo (? –1592) was the first Spanish to master the Chinese language and, through his book Shilu, the first European who introduced Christianity to the Chinese from a rational point of view and the first one to introduce European science into Chinese context. All of them were very influenced by the School of Salamanca and, from Manila, they always had their eyes on China. These three men of the late 16th century are paradigmatic examples of the influence of the University of Salamanca in the production of global knowledge in the early modernity.

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Author:Cervera Jiménez José Antonio
Parent Title (German):The Salamanca Working Paper Series ; 2019,2
Series (Serial Number):The Salamanca Working Paper Series (2019, 02)
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2019/12/17
Date of first Publication:2019/12/17
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/12/17
Page Number:34
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Philosophie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 10 Philosophie / 100 Philosophie und Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0