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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business Finance. 275 words.

Kt 1976; PC 1966; FZS; FCIT

Born 14 March 1928; s of William Marsh, Belvedere, Kent; m 1st, 1950, Evelyn Mary (marr. diss. 1973), ...

Marsh Arabs

Reeva Spector Simon.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 307 words.

Today primarily Shiite Muslims, the Ma῾dan or Marsh Arabs are said to be descendants of the ancient Sumerians and other

Pomptine Marshes

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography. 185 words.

A malaria-stricken region (see disease), formed by the stagnation of the Ufens and other streams, lying south-east of Rome between Volscian mountains and Tyrrhenian Sea. *Pliny (1)'s...

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Marsh’s Library, Archbishop

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 112 words.

Named after its founder Narcissus Marsh (1638–1713), archbishop of Dublin, this was the first *public library in Ireland

. The Marsh Communities

Robert W. Hastings.

in The Lakes of Pontchartrain

September 2009; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 4677 words.

This chapter describes the marsh communities in Lake Pontchartrain. There are four types of marshes in southeastern Louisiana: strictly freshwater marsh, with no trace of salt; nearly fresh...

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Marsh, Michael John Waller

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 76 words.

MC 1942; TD 1954;a Recorder of the Crown Court, since 1974

Born 12 April 1921; s of Arthur Percival Marsh and Gladys Adine Marsh; ...

Marsh, Vivian Osborne

Nancy T. Robinson.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1054 words.

civil rights activist, organizer, political activist, and philanthropist, was born Vivian Osborne in Houston, Texas, the youngest of four children of Benjamin J. Osborne and Alice...

Leonard Charles Marsh

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(1906–82), social scientist and music lover.

Born in England, Marsh joined McGill's political economy department in 1930 and was director of its Social Research project from 1931...

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Marsh, Col Cunliffe Hebbert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 104 words.

DSO 1901; OBE

Born 30 Oct. 1878; s of late Col Hippisley Cunliffe Marsh, 18th Bengal Lancers; m 1909, Nina Helen, e d of James George Smith, Row,...

wetlands (bog, marsh)

Giusto Traina.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Historical Geography. 2427 words.

The most common words to designate a marsh, a swamp, or a bog are helos in ancient Greek and palus in Latin; beside these terms, less common words were also employed. Literary and...

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Marsh, George Perkins

Sylvia B. Larson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1411 words.

Marsh, George Perkins (15 March 1801–23 July 1882), scholar, politician, and diplomat, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Charles Marsh, a prominent lawyer, and Susan Perkins. The...

Marsh

Hugh Baker.

in Ancestral Images

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 941 words.

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Marsh, Leonard Charles (1906–82)

Michiel Horn.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 267 words.

(1906–82), social scientist and music lover.

Born in England, Marsh joined McGill's political economy department in 1930 and

Marsh, Catherine (1818–1912), philanthropist and writer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3 words.

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Marsh, Maj.-Gen. Frank Hale Berwick

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 78 words.

Born 26 July 1841; 2nd s of late Col Hippisley Marsh and Louisa, e d of Gen. Sir Robert Henry Cunliffe, 4th Bt; m Sophia Frederica Augusta (d 1918...

Thomas, Sir (William) Michael (Marsh)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business Finance. 56 words.

3rd Bt cr 1918, of Garreglwyd, Anglesey

Born 4 Dec. 1930; s of Sir William Eustace Rhyddlad Thomas, 2nd Bt, and Enid Helena Marsh; m 1957, Geraldine Mary (d...null...

Marsh, Maj.-Gen. Edward Bertram

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Business Finance. 146 words.

MC 1918

Born 3 March 1890; s of late Dr N. Percy Marsh, Liverpool; m 1920, Stephanie Maud, o c of late Sir Edward A. Gait, KCSI, CIE; one ...

The Second Huweize Marshes ­Battle (March 1985)

Pesach Malovany, Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods and Ronna Englesberg.

in Wars of Modern Babylon

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 6434 words.

This chapter deals with another Iranian offensive launched in the Huweize Marshes area un March 1985, that was called by the Iraqis “Crown of Battles”. It describes the battle and the Iraqi...

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Marsh, Elizabeth

in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography

January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 730 words.

captivity narrative writer, spent the first twenty years of her life in English coastal towns, including Portsmouth, the hometown of

Pripet marshes

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Ukrainian, Prypyat’; Russian, Pripyat’) The river Pripet, a western tributary of the river Dnieper, arises near Pinsk (Belarus) and flows 775 km eastward to Mozyr, where it turns south to...

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