February 2001 Web Edition


Joan of Arc—From Caxton to Shakespeare
Part I of II

Pierre Ferrand

Among the very few positive texts available in English about Joan of Arc until the end of the 18th Century was a translation by William Caxton of the Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc, the last work of the proto-feminist writer Christine de Pisan. Read this article.



Robert Cotner

Sir Ernest Shakleton (1874-1922) was the consummate explorer of Antartica. A member of Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery expedition in 1901-1904, he was driven to return to the frigid continent. Read this article.


Shakleton's incredible Polar experience

Glen N. Wiche

Although these words are to be found in that brilliant depiction of ambition and irresponsibility, Wall Street, they also perfectly illustrate the achievement of the British Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shakleton. Read this article.


'To the Ends of the Earth'

Robert W. Karrow, Jr.

Save for some of the highest mountain peaks, no part of the Earth's surface is as inaccessible and inhospitable as the polar regions. Read this article.


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