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NOTES AND NEWS
For the first time since the foundation of this journal, a number appears not bearing upon its cover, in the list of the Board of Editors, the name of Professor George B. Adams of Yale University. He was a member of the conference which founded the REVIEW, and has been chairman of the Board from the day of its organization to the present time. That he should have declined re-election is a matter of regret to all concerned with the REVIEW, and most of all to those who have known most intimately its history during the eighteen years of its existence, and who can best appreciate the invaluable quality of the services which he has rendered in its development and guidance. It has been mentioned on a preceding page that Professor Edward P. Cheyney of the University of Pennsylvania has been chosen by the Executive Council of the American Historical Association to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Professor Adams.
AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
The official address of the treasurer of the Association has been changed from New York to 1140 Woodward Building, Washington, D. C.
A price list of the publications of the Association is being prepared, and copies will be sent upon application to the secretary.
The prize essay for 1911, The Political Activities of Baptists and Fifth Monarchy Men in England during the Interregnum, by Dr. Louise F. Brown, has lately been published as a duodecimo volume of 258 pages. Subscriptions are to be sent to the secretary of the Association. The annual report for 1911 is in press, and will be distributed as soon as possible in the present year.
In the series of Original Narratives of Early American History an edition of the Journal of Jaspar Danckaerts, the Labadist emissary, concerning his travels in America, mostly in the middle colonies, in 1679– 1680, prepared by the Rev. B. B. James and Dr. J. F. Jameson, will appear this spring. The next volume, to be issued in the autumn, is expected to be edited by Dr. Charles H. Lincoln, and will be devoted to Narratives of the Indian and French Wars of the period from 1675 to 1698. It will contain several of the tracts relating to King Philip's War, the Captivity of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, and Cotton Mather's Decennium Luctuosum.
Dr. Thomas Hodgkin died on March 2, at the age of eighty-one. A wealthy banker, of the society of Friends, he early spent his leisure in historical composition. Later he retired from business, to devote himself entirely to history, dwelling in a castle in Northumberland but travelling extensively. His great work, one recognized as of high merit, was a series of eight volumes on Italy and Her Invaders (1880-1889). He also wrote the first volume of the Political History of England (1906), and books on Theodosius, on Theodoric, and on George Fox. He was a man of the highest and most kindly character.
Professor Léon-Gabriel Pélissier, dean of the faculty of letters at Montpellier, died on November 9, 1912, at the age of forty-nine years. He was known for his studies on the relations between France and Italy, especially during the reign of Louis XII., of which the latest was Documents relatifs au Règne de Louis XII. et à sa Politique en Italie (Montpellier, 1912, pp. 320).
Professors James F. McCurdy of the University of Toronto, John H. Latané of Washington and Lee University, and Henry A. Sill of Cornell University will lecture to classes in the University of Chicago during the summer session.
Professor William MacDonald of Brown University will teach in the summer session of New York University, Professor Clarence E. Carter of Miami University in that of Columbia University, Mr. Roscoe R. Hill in that of the University of California.
Professor Charles V. Langlois, the eminent medievalist of the University of Paris, has been made director of the Archives Nationales.
Mr. Charles Francis Adams will deliver this spring the lectures on American history provided for by a recent foundation at the University of Oxford. His theme will be the diplomatic relations between the United States and Great Britain during the American Civil War.
Dr. Annie H. Abel, associate professor of history at Goucher College, has recently been appointed to superintend the classification of the Old Files in the Indian Office and to prepare historical material for publication. The first work is to be connected with the history of the Southwest, later, documents dealing with the second Seminole War, and with the history of the Northwest will be edited.
Professor Claude H. Van Tyne of the University of Michigan will have leave of absence from June 1913 for the ensuing academic year.
General review: M. Prinet, Chronique des Sciences Auxiliaires de l'Histoire, Numismatique, Sigillographie, Héraldique (Revue des Questions Historiques, January).
The January number of the History Teacher's Magazine contains, besides an account of the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, and a list of doctoral dissertations now in progress in various American universities, an article on Teaching the Crusades in Secondary Schools by Professor Dana C. Munro, and one on Teaching the United States Bank in Grammar Grades by Professor Albert H. Sanford. The February number contains a lecture on the Future Uses of History, delivered this winter before the trustees of the Carnegie Institution by J. F. Jameson, and papers by various hands on the Use of the Lantern in History Classes, on the Teaching of the History of Art, on the Economics of Slavery, and on Waste in History Instruction. The issue for March opens with a paper by Mr. Sydney G. Fisher on the Legendary and Myth-making Process in the History of the American Revolution, which is followed by one on the Basis of Historical Teaching by Mr. Samuel B. Howe, and another by Mr. Claude S. Larzelere on the History Teacher and the Peace Movement.
The annual winter session of the History Section of the California Teachers' Association was held in San Francisco on January 3. The first annual meeting of the Tennessee History Teachers' Association occurred at Nashville on January 16. The History Teachers' Association of Maryland met on February 15 in Baltimore. The next meeting of the Indiana Association will be held about April 1; that of the History Teachers' Association of the Middle States and Maryland at Syracuse, on April 18 and 19; and that of the History Teachers' Association of Nebraska in May. The sixth annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association will be held at Omaha, Nebraska, on May 8, 9, and 10.
The Library of Congress expects hereafter to prepare and print an annual list of all American doctoral dissertations actually printed.
Professor Aloys Meister has himself contributed the section on Methodik to his Grundriss der Geschichtswissenschaft, while Dr. 0. Braun, privatdocent at Münster, has written the section on Geschichtsphilosophie. These two articles form the sixth fascicle of the first volume (Leipzig, Teubner, 1913, pp. 63), and are packed full of useful information.
A recent essay in the history of international law is A. Raestad's La Mer Territoriale, Études Historiques et Juridiques (Paris, Pedone, 1912).
The sixth volume of the Vicomte d'Avenel's Histoire Economique de la Propriété, des Salaires, des Denrées bears the subtitle L'Evolution des Dépenses Privées (Paris, 1913, pp. 700).
Dr. Theresa S. McMahon, instructor in the University of Washington, is the author of a careful study of Woman and Economic Evolution or the Effect of Industrial Changes upon the Status of Woman, which
was presented at the University of Wisconsin as a doctoral dissertation in 1908 and is now published by that university as vol. VII., no. 2, of the Economics and Political Science series.
Professor Frank P. Graves, author of History of Education before the Middle Ages and History of Education during the Middle Ages and the Transition to Modern Times, will shortly bring out through the Macmillan Company a concluding volume of the series, the History of Education in Modern Times.
The Nobel Institute of Christiania has begun the publication of a Catalogue of its library. The first of the four volumes contemplated, a valuable bibliography, deals with Littérature Pacifiste (Christiania, Aschehoug, New York, Putnam, 1912, pp. 238).
Vice-Admiral R. Siegel of the German navy is the author of Die Flagge (Berlin, Reimer, 1912, pp. xv, 267), a history of flags, richly illustrated in colors.
Two recent additions in the field of history to the Home University Library (Holt) are Napoleon by Mr. Herbert Fisher, and The Navy and Sea-Power, by Mr. David Hannay.
The Economic Utilization of History is the title of a small book by Professor Henry W. Farnam, which the Yale University Press has just published.
Under the joint auspices of the American Anthropological Association and the American Folk-Lore Society a journal entitled Current Anthropological Literature began to be published in 1912, which we believe will provide the best means available to the American historical student for keeping acquainted with recent progress in anthropology. Its contents are chiefly reviews of books and articles, short notes, and items of news.
A bibliography important to those interested in the history of medicine is "Texts illustrating the History of Medicine in the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, U. S. Army", compiled by Dr. Fielding H. Garrison, assistant librarian in the office of the surgeon-general. This is a reprint from volume XVII., second series, of the Index Catalogue of the library. The texts are enumerated chronologically, beginning with the Code of Hammurabi about 2250 B. C. and extending to publications of 1910.
Noteworthy articles in periodicals: R. Michels, Zur Historischen Analyse des Patriotismus (Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik, XXXVI. 1); A. Hofmeister, Genealogie und Familienforschung als Hilfswissenschaft der Geschichte (Historische Vierteljahrschrift, XXIII. 4); H. F. Osborn, Men of the Old Stone Age (American Museum Journal, December, 1912).
AM. HIST. REV., VOL. XVIII.-43.
General reviews: M. Besnier, Chronique d'Histoire Ancienne, Grecque et Romaine, III. Rome et le Monde Romain (Revue des Questions Historiques, January); J. Toutain, Antiquités Romaines, I. (Revue Historique, January).
Professor and Mrs. George Willis Botsford have compiled A SourceBook of Ancient History which is published by Macmillan and Company.
M. Hoernes, in three small volumes entitled Kultur der Urzeit, has given a résumé of present knowledge of the stone age, the bronze age, and the iron age. Good bibliographies are appended (Leipzig, Göschen, 1912, pp. 147, 128, 120).
Dr. Eugène Cavaignac has undertaken a Histoire de l'Antiquité in three volumes, somewhat on the model of the works of Bury and Belsch. The publication has begun with the second volume, Athènes, 480-330 (Paris, Fontemoing, 1912). The third volume, on La Macédoine, Carthage, et Rome, 330-168, is promised for 1913, while the first volume, on the earliest times, will appear last. Dr. Cavaignac is also the author of a Histoire Financière d'Athènes du Ve Siècle, le Trésor d'Athènes, 480-404 (Paris, Fontemoing).
Legrain's Le Temps des Rois d'Ur, Recherches sur la Société Antique d'après des Textes Nouveaux (Paris, Champion, 1912, pp. 159, and album of 57 plates) forms the 199th number of the Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Hautes Études.
Messrs. Longmans, Green, and Company have published The History of the People of Israel in Pre-Christian Times, by Mary Sarson and Mabel Addison Phillips, with a preface by Rev. A. A. David. The book traces the course of Hebrew history, with some comment on the documents pertaining to this history found in the Old Testament.
Volume XV. of the new edition of Pauly-Wissowa's Encyclopaedie has recently appeared, extending from "Helikon" to "Hestia". With it appears the announcement that a second staff is to begin work on the letter R, thus hastening forward the completion of the work.
Greek and Roman Portraits, by Dr. Anton Hekler (Putnam) contains 311 plates ranging from the fifth century B. C. to the fourth century A. D. There are also forty pages of comment, a bibliography, and a table giving the location of each portrait, the whole furnishing excellent illustrative material for the study of Greek and Roman history. A German book of the same class and intention, beautifully executed, is Dr. Richard Delbrück's Antike Porträts (Bonn, Marcus and Weber, 1912, pp. lxx), with 62 plates presenting portraits Egyptian, Greek, and Roman.
A standard work for students is Sir Edward Maunde Thompson's An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography, which is much more