Copyright The Malta Historical Society, 2005.

Source: Melita Historica. [Published by the Malta Historical Society]. 7(1979)4(380)

CARMEL CUSCHIERI, Index Historicus, Malta University Press, 1979, XVIII-151 pp., including Indices. Foreword by Godfrey Wettinger.

This is a classified index of articles which appeared in a select list of periodicals and collections of studies relating to Malta. The book includes also a most helpful and accurate Author and Analytical Index. It is neatly printed at the University Press, Malta. Practically no printing or other errors have been noted. This is a pleasant, useful publication, and a treat to the lover of Melitensia. A book which is solely due to the initiative, interest, and determination of its author (who acknowledges some financial assistance). The periodicals selected for indexing and classification are: Archivio Storico di Maita, Archivum Melitense, Bulletin of the Museum, La Diocesi, Institute of Hist. Research, Journ. of Maltese Studies, Journ. Faculty of Arts, Law Journal, Malta Letteraria, Maltese Folkore Review, Maltese Review, Mel. Historica, Melita, Rostrum, St Luke's Hosp. Gazette, Scientia, Storja 78. The Collections of studies include; L'Architettura a Malta, Medieval Malta, Hal Millieri, Malta and Gibraltar, Maltese History: what future?, Missione Archeologica Italiana a Malta, XIII Council of Europe Exhibition (Malta 1970). The selections may appear to be rather arbitrary; perhaps other reviews and collections of studies may be the object of a future supplementary publication.

Giovanni Mangion