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Robertson, James
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Department of History and Archaeology
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Incomprehension and creole architecture, or, on not thinking about Spanish Town
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Faculty Graduate Seminar
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18 March, 2005
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Department of History and Archaeology, University of the West Indies
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Abstract
How far have inherited buildings been significant in shaping the old capital's identity? The question can be rephrased through asking why successive visitors have found Spanish Town not just alien but incomprehensible. Looking at the descriptive categories applied in descriptions of the old capital offers insights into the ways that metropolitan travellers and the town's residents responded to its distinctive architecture and townscape.....
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