The first volume of The Slovenian Scientific Series in Humanities has been issued
The University of Primorska Press has published the first scientific monograph of the new book series The Slovenian Scientific Series in Humanities (SSSH). The first volume, entitled »Maize to the People! Cultivation, Consumption and Trade in the North-Eastern Mediterranean (Sixteenth-Nineteenth Century)«, is a first attempt at examining one of the most important and yet little studied aspects of the Colombian exchange: the introduction and diffusion of maize in some countries of Southern Europe. While the potato and its impact on European history have been examined in quite some detail, the same cannot be said for maize. For this reason, this volume is made up of a collection of contributions, each with a specific geographical scope. By combining regional historiographical reviews, case studies and research, it gathers and offers a wider spectrum of information about maize introduction and diffusion, which enables a comparative perspective.
The volume, edited by Luca Mocarelli and Aleksander Panjek, is available here.