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Terrae Incognitae

The Journal for the History of Discoveries

(ISSN 0082-2884)

Terrae Incognitae is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published for the Society for the History of Discoveries. The aim is to examine the history and impact of geographic exploration and cross-cultural interaction around the globe prior to the modern era. Each issue includes an expansive book review section.  Recent articles have ranged from the use of DNA technology to track the movement of chickens and thus populations in pre-historic Oceania to the role of the Order of Christ in furthering 16th-century Portuguese expansion; from the significance of inter-cultural adoption or rejection of clothing for understanding cross-cultural interaction to Marco Polo’s influence on cartography.

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Editor: Dr. Lauren Beck, Dept Modern Languages and Literatures, Mount Allison University

Associate Editors: Dr. Gayle Brunelle (California State University, Fullerton) and
Anthony Mullan (Library of Congress)

Book review editor: David Buisseret, Newberry Library

Editorial Advisory Board:

Mirela Altić, Institute of Social Sciences, Croatia
Imre Demhardt, Arlington, Texas
Ralph Ehrenberg, Falls Church, Virginia
Barry Gough, Alexandro Malaspina Research Centre, Vancouver Island University, Canada
Donald Harreld, Provo, Utah
Francis Herbert, Royal Geographical Society-IBG, London, UK
Gregory McIntosh, Piri Reis University, Turkey
Marguerite Ragnow, James Ford Bell Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bruce Solnick, Lenox, Massachusetts
Carol Urness, Minneapolis, Minnesota

For a contents listing and alphabetical listing of authors of volumes 1 – 37 (1969 – 2005) of Terrae Incognitae, please click here.

For a bibliography of volumes 1-32 (1969 - 2000) of Terrae Incognitae,
please click here.

For a subject index of volumes 1-28 (1969 - 1996) of Terrae Incognitae, please click here.

For the contents and book review pages of other issues, please click the appropriate year:

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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made by contributors to Terrae Incognitae.

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