We have just released Magnificat CLM‘s fourth volume, full of interesting articles.
This issue includes two contributions on digital methodology: Clara Isabel Martínez Cantón introduces us to the project Poetriae, based on Text Encoding Initiative’s code (XML). We can also learn very much on philological coding on TEI-XML with the work of a Northwestern University team headed by Sarah Connell, which has as its aim to inventory ancient women writers in English: the Women Writers Project.
This year’s volume includes for the first time a monograph section. This first dossier has as its subject the lexicon and editions of medieval and early modern Catalan texts on medicine, science and technics, and has been curated by Lluís Cifuentes, who writes the introduction. A good understanding of technical lexicon is vital for the intellection of ancient texts on science. Antònia Carré writes about the editing errors in their transference to dictionaries, and of the creative rather than useful consequences of this fact. Raimon Sebastian writes about Palladium’s Opus Agriculturae, which was a basic text in the later Middle Ages. Its first Catalan translator had to find lexical solutions for which no precedent existed. The same type of unprecedented lexical problems had to address Joan Lavacalleria when he wrote his Gazophylacium, according to Pere Montalat in his article. Finally, Lluís Gimeno situates in time and space the composition of the Llibre de menescalia kept at the Societat Castellonenca de Cultura, and thoroughly characterizes its main linguistic traits.
We are proud to add that this year 2017, Magnificat CLM has been included in two important indexes: ESCI and, more recently, Scopus. We believe that these incorporations will help us keep a high quality among the accepted submissions.
We hope you enjoy our journal. Please remember that you can leave your comments here, as well as on Twitter (@MagnificatCLM) and on ScienceOpen, which offers a functionality for direct comments on each particular article.
And are you a researcher on a medieval subject or on digital humanities? Why not submit a proposal to us? We are extremely thorough in our selection standards. If chosen, you will get a high impact for your article and enjoy open access for free.
Prof. Rosanna Cantavella, Editor, Magnificat Cultura i Literatura Medievals
Universitat de València / Life Member, Clare Hall University of Cambridge