19.140 an historical example of scholarly exploration & trading

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:56:26 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 140.
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   [1] From: "Reto Speck" <reto.speck_at_ahds.ac.uk> (35)
         Subject: RE: 19.135 an historical example?

   [2] From: Pat Galloway <galloway_at_ischool.utexas.edu> (1)
         Subject: Re: 19.135 an historical example?

   [3] From: Michelle Ziegler <ZieglerM_at_slu.edu> (62)
         Subject: [Fwd: Heroic Age Issue 8 Available]

         Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:39:46 +0100
         From: "Reto Speck" <reto.speck_at_ahds.ac.uk>
         Subject: RE: 19.135 an historical example?

The German traveller, natural scientist, ethnologist and essayist Georg
Forster (1754-1794) comes to mind. After his participation in Cook's second
circumnavigation of the globe he came to believe that free intercultural
trade of material and mental goods would lead to true enlightenment.

Reto Speck
Arts and Humanities Data Service
King's College London

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           Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:19:32 +0100
           From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
           Subject: an historical example?

I am looking for a good historical fit for a kind of person I am
trying to describe: an explorer with keen ethnographic and scientific
interests and abilities who was also a kind of merchant-trader,
exchanging goods with those he visited. To be just right, this
explorer will have had to visit many different sorts of people,
though perhaps all of them in one particular part of the world.

Any suggestions?



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         Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:40:19 +0100
         From: Pat Galloway <galloway_at_ischool.utexas.edu>
         Subject: Re: 19.135 an historical example?

Marco Polo? ;-) As at least the locus classicus...
Pat Galloway

         Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:42:07 +0100
         From: Michelle Ziegler <ZieglerM_at_slu.edu>
         Subject: [Fwd: Heroic Age Issue 8 Available]

MichelleZi_at_AOL.COM wrote:

> The editors of the Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern
> Europe (http://www.heroicage.org) are pleased to announce the
publication of Issue
> 8:Traders, Saints, and Pirates: The Sea in Early Medieval Northwestern
> Europe. The main articles are:
> Twelfth-Century Norman and Irish Literary Evidence for Ship-Building and
> Sea-Faring Techniques of Norse Origin by William Sayers.
> "Bad to the Bone"? The Unnatural History of Monstrous Medieval Whales by
> Vicki Ellen Szabo.
> Time, Space and Political Communities: Transportation and Travel Routes in
> Early Medieval England by Lemont Dobson.
> Pictish Art and the Sea by Craig Cessford.
> In addition we offer our regular columns and other features. Issue Editor
> Elizabeth Ragan has done a very good job pulling these articles
together and
> bringing the Issue 8 to fruition and we would like to thank her
for her efforts.
> In other and related news, our website has moved! Many of you
will have seen
> Bill Schipper's announcement last week regarding our new url:
> www.heroicage.org. Related to the new url is the fact that we
have moved completely to the
> web site at Memorial University of Newfoundland. We would like
to thank MUN
> and particularly Bill Schipper for housing the journal. Thanks
also go to Dan
> O'Donnell and Bill Schipper for providing and setting up the new site and
> address.
> Readers will also note a change in the web site design. Board
member Deanna
> Forsman undertook a redesign of our site. We have now entered the 21st
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look. Admittedly
> current web design has far outstripped our new design too, but it
is good to have a
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the site and
> creativity. We also invite comments on the site.
> One final note: with Issue 8 we have introduced paragraph numbering for
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an effort to
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one cannot cite a
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is being cited
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