Useful historical resource on Medieval Mediterranean women.

Gerard Cheshire's picture

Dear History of Women list,
Research has now revealed that the Ischia Manuscript MS408 is written in Graeco-Iberian language and uses a pronuncial writing system. All is explained in this paper: https://www.academia.edu/49263562/Voicing_the_Voynich_The_Pronuncial_Writing_System_and_Graeco_Iberian_Language_of_MS408_Ischia_Voynich_

The manuscript addresses womanly issues such as childbearing, ageing, illness, death and bereavement on Ischia in the Medieval context, so it should be a useful resource for historians in that field. 

Regards,

Dr. G. Cheshire.