Hurricanes: A Reading List

Florida is notorious for its most prominent natural event—the hurricane. As a scholarly publisher located in the state, University Press of Florida has many books on the history and science of these devastating storms. This list of books offers detailed accounts of infamous hurricanes from the past, as well as insight into why tropical cyclones happen … Continue reading Hurricanes: A Reading List

Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature

“Maps out new territory that offers an in-depth investigation of a crucial aspect of medieval literature. The notion of ‘the other within’ promises (and delivers) insight into what differentiates as well as brings together past and present concerns.”—Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, author of Chrétien Continued: A Study of the “Conte du Graal” and Its Verse Continuations “Some … Continue reading Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature

Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship

“Carefully researched and brilliantly studied, this account of the Quedagh Merchant and its notorious master, Captain William Kidd, looks beyond the romance and fiction to give us a true account of the man, the ship, and their times.”—James P. Delgado, coauthor of The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor The troubled chain of events involving Captain Kidd’s capture of … Continue reading Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship

Arts of South Asia

“An important volume that explores the intentions behind several major early collections of South Asian art made for appreciation outside South Asia. The lively interplay of cultural interests and attitudes that are revealed, the ways these have changed over time, and the attention given here to some lesser-known collections and objects greatly enrich understanding of … Continue reading Arts of South Asia

Fort St. Joseph Revealed

“Details over two decades of community archaeology at one of the most important French colonial forts of the Great Lakes region. Nassaney and his collaborators employ documentary and material perspectives to bring to life this strategic place, presenting new, thought-provoking information to those interested in colonial history and French and American Indian heritage.”—Douglas C. Wilson, … Continue reading Fort St. Joseph Revealed

Intern Guest Post: Taking the Mystery Out of Academic Publishing

Written by Sydney Whiteside, editorial intern at the University Press of Florida Most people are familiar with the idea of a midlife crisis—the fear, the doubt, the despair, the new Porsche. What I experienced during the spring of my sophomore year was a mid-university crisis (very similar except for the new car). I woke up one … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: Taking the Mystery Out of Academic Publishing

The Market for Mesoamerica

“More than ever, the illicit trafficking and marketing of antiquities is putting at risk the preservation and valorization of cultural heritage. Addressing such relevant issues in the cultural context of Mesoamerica, this book provides fresh insights for understanding illegal or debatable treatment of cultural heritage.”—Davide Domenici, author of The Aztecs: History and Treasures of an Ancient … Continue reading The Market for Mesoamerica