The memorial to the Great War dead in St. Mary’s church in Cholsey, a village near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, lists 41 names. Who were these people and how did they come to die?
Six of the... More > 41 names remain to be identified, but for the remainder there is information about when they were born, who their families were, their occupations, their military career and how they came to die. A further 26 war dead with connections to the parish are also described.< Less
The themes of this book were addressed at a major international conference in 2013, and the expanded papers are presented here as chapters with an introduction by Ian D. Rotherham. The papers are... More > grouped around several themes: Military Landscapes; Battles and Battlefields; The Impacts of Conflict and War; War & Peat in the Peak District (UK National Park); and Non-military Campaigns. They are mostly focused on temperate environments, but the interactions of peatlands and conflicts are more global and wetlands have been hugely influential in tropical conflicts too. As we approach the centenary of the Great War (WW1), matters of landscape, terrain, resources and strategies become increasingly topical and relevant. The relationships of people and landscapes, of economies and conflicts, and ecology and history, are complex and multi-faceted. For peatlands, including bogs, fens, moors, and heaths, the interactions of people and nature in relation to history and conflicts, are both significant and surprising.< Less
From the mid – 19th century the Samin people have made a contribution to resistance to Dutch colonial rule in rural Java by their non-violence movement and passive resistance (lijdelijk... More > verset). History also notes that they have a unique culture and system of values which reflect their own local wisdom. However, many negative rumours have become widespread regarding this community. This book explores the marriage practices in Samin society and finds out how Samin society gives meaning to these marriage practices. It examines whether the practice of ‘virginity tests’ and ‘stray marriages’ exist in contemporary Samin society. To know the actual marriage practices of the Samin Klopoduwur, the author during his research used a feminist ethnography approach. Reading this book, the author invites us to enter this community and to look up many interesting aspects, such as their cultures, beliefs, customs and local wisdom.< Less