Articles and Journals of Interest
The University of Illinois Press announces the publication of World History Connected, Volume 19, no. 1 (February/March 2022). It features a four-article Forum on “Maritime Law in World History,” a subject of growing interest to world historians and all those concerned with world events due to contemporary disputes over access to, and security of sea navigation in the South China Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean and
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Wyatt Reader MA
Announcing the publication of the latest issue of Journal of Advanced Military Studies (Volume 11, Number 2, Fall 2020). This issue’s theme is on naval integration and the future of naval warfare. Download the PDF for free on our website at:
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NAVAL INTEGRATION AND THE FUTURE OF NAVAL WARFARE
The Unity of the Operational Art: Napoleon and Naval Integration
Matthew J. Flynn, PhD
Same Water, Different Dreams: Salient Lessons of the Sino-Japanese
Terrae Incognitae, 52: 2 (August, 2020): SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Exploration History Scholarship: An “Untamable Beast”
MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES FOR THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF DISCOVERIES AND TERRAE INCOGNITAE
The Founders of the SHD and a Special Member: Biographies
Thomas (Thom) Goldstein
John (Jack) Parker
Carol Urness with help from
Dear Maritime Historians,
A new free paper is now available to download, titled Plant Series, No. 8. MS408, Paris quadrifolia. The paper reveals some remarkable historic information about the use of the plant's toxins for treating conditions, diseases and infections. The plant also had religious significance due to its physical appearance, so it was believed to possess godly powers. These papers provide a good deal of information about the cargoes of medinal herbs transported around the Mediterranean Sea during the Medieval.
The download link is here: https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/005139
Dear Maritime History Scholars,
You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of a Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This tell us something about the maritime geographical connections in the Mediterranean over the past centuries, as the manuscript originates from Ischia.
It had previously been thought that Linnaeus had indulged in a flight of wild imagination in naming the plant Andromeda, but we now know that he was simply referencing familiar medicinal folklore about
Dear Maritime Scholars,
Ever since the publication of journal article The Language and Writing System of Manuscript MS408 Explained, we have been busy translating the illustrated plant pages in order to construct the lexicon for the manuscript, which is primarily Latin-Lusophone. They all relate to matters of female reproduction and the complications that can arise, so the many plant species are used for various foods and medicines, using a philosophy dictated by contemporaneous spiritual beliefs. The manuscript was written for the court of Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon.
In the latest paper