The Case of Augustín Sanchez

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Our first issue of the TRANSPACIFIC Research Notes on Augustín Sanchez. This feature is still under construction and more is to come!


In the TRANSPACIFIC Resaerch notes, we introduce our sources, basic research results, articles scrutinizing exchange relations and interactions across the larger Pacific Ocean world, or parts of it, as well as other crucial texts, maps, manuscripts and archaeological relics related to research on the early modern (16th to 19th centuries) Pacific world. We also welcome contributions focused on specific events and areas of this maritime space and its adjacent regions.


Coordinator of our TRANSPACIFIC Research Notes are Wim De Winter and Guillermo Ruiz-Stovel.

The interactive online resource for The Case of Agustín Sánchez is currently under development and will be available in Fall 2022. For now you can download the full working paper and delve into the two podcasts on the life and times of this sixteenth-century galleon surgeon.

Transpacific Research Notes, Issue 01, May 2022

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Podcast: Medical Practice on Board. The Case of Agustín Sánchez – Part 1

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Podcast: The Case of Agustín Sánchez – Part 2 – a Transpacific Surgeon’s Medical Practice, Inventory, and Books on Board the Manila Galleon (1580).

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