Atlantic World merchant vessel technology--anecdotal evidence

I am beginning a dissertation project with the working title "Merchant Ship Technology and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1600-1800."  Among other types of sources, I'm looking for anecdotal archival or published primary source material in which those engaged in the shipping business in this world--ship owners, masters, ship builders, state officials, merchants, and mariners--mention or discuss vessel technology in their correspondence, journals, logs, and other written documents.  I'm interested in their opinions, judgments, specifications, and instructions regarding design, rig,

Article Alert: Inheritance and Emotions: Performing the Patriarch in an Aristocratic Stepfamily in Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Hungary

Erdélyi, Gabriella. “Inheritance and Emotions: Performing the Patriarch in an Aristocratic Stepfamily in Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Hungary.” Journal of Family History (August 2020).
doi: 10.1177/0363199020948101.

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Conference Proceedings: Maler und Auftraggeber: Franz Carl Remp und die Malerei in der Steiermark um 1700

Tagungsbericht | Maler und Auftraggeber: Franz Carl Remp und die Malerei in der Steiermark um 1700

Maler und Auftraggeber: Franz Carl Remp und die Malerei in der Steiermark um 1700. Bericht zur Tagung in Graz, 23. bis 24. November 2018

Christina Kasic, Stefan Pichler und Michael Richter-Grall (Graz)

[Review] Allain on Roper, 'The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century' cross-posted from H-LatAm

Allain on Roper, 'The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century'
by Kristin Condotta Lee
Review published on Monday, December 3, 2018
Author:
L. H. Roper
Reviewer:
Jacqueline Allain
Allain on Roper, 'The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century'

Re: Meaning of "a meter of oil" in the 17th century

The unit is medre (مدره). Zenker (Türkisch-Arabisch-Persisches Handwörterbuch) has it, with the following definition: mésure pour les liquides, ein Mass für Flüssigkeiten. See also the appendix on weights and measures in Inalcik and Quataert (Economic and Social History) for the equivalent in okka as concerns wine. I have not yet seen it in connection with oil but it does not surprise me.

Best,

Eleni Gara

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