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marsh

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 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

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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Adam Marsh

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

(died 1259)

Franciscan scholar, died 18 Nov 1259. A pupil and friend of Robert Grosseteste, he was a master of arts when he took the Franciscan habit in 1232. He ...

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Pripet marshes

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 85 words.

(Ukrainian, Prypyat’; Russian, Pripyat’) The river Pripet, a western tributary of the *river Dnieper, arises near Pinsk (Belarus) and

“Sagacious” Bernard Palissy: Pinchot, Marsh, and the Connecticut Origins of American Conservation

Mark Stoll.

in Environmental History

January 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 14872 words.

To place a new and revealing light on the origins, context, and goals of early American conservation, this article investigates the influence and significance of Bernard Palissy, a...

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Adam Marsh (1259)

Clifford Hugh Lawrence.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 138 words.

(died 1259)

Franciscan scholar, died 18 Nov 1259. A pupil and friend of Robert Grosseteste, he was

Adam of Marsh

Edited by Robert E. Bjork.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 6 words.

Marsh, Adam (c.1200–1259)

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 85 words.

He joined the *Franciscans in 1232 and returned to *Oxford, where he had been educated, to teach theology. Friend

Money, Speculation and Finance in Contemporary British Fiction. By Nicky Marsh.

Ranald Michie.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 759 words.

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George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation. By David Lowenthal. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000. xxv + 605 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $40.00

Marcus Hall.

in Environmental History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 0 words.

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So Great a Vision: The Conservation Writings of George Perkins Marsh. Edited by Stephen C. Trombulak. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2001. xviii + 228 pp. Illustrations, bibliography. Cloth $50.00, paper $19.95

John C. Miles.

in Environmental History

July 2002; p ublished online July 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 0 words.

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Weems, Mason Locke (1759–1825)

Donald S. Armentrout.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 749 words.

(1759–1825).

Familiarly known as Parson Weems, he was born in Marshes Seat, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, one of

Fishing

John W. Nesbitt, Alexander Kazhdan and Anthony Cutler.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 319 words.

(ἁλεία). Peasants living in villages along the seacoast, or near a river, marsh, or pond, engaged in fishing to secure

Aigues-Mortes

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 110 words.

*Louis IX of *France chose this fishing village in the marshes of the Rhône delta in 1240 to be the

Arras

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

Evangelized in the late 4th c. by St Diogenes, Arras owes its rise to the settlement in 658, in the marshes of the Crinchon, of a monastic community placed under ...

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Fossanova

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

By a concession of Innocent II to the Cistercians in 1133, concerning an 8th-c. Benedictine monastery founded from Monte Cassino, on the southern margin of the Pontine Marshes in the ...

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The Decline of Arabic Studies in England

G. J. TOMMER.

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 16953 words.

This chapter discusses the decline in the esteem for Arabic Studies in England after the Restoration: the situation at Cambridge from 1680 to 1700; the last two decades of Pococke's career;...

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Manuscripts of the Dublin Collection

Richard Sharpe.

in Medieval Irish Saints' Lives

April 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 10296 words.

The best-known Irish collection of vitae, commonly referred to as the Codex Kilkenniensis, survives in two parchment manuscripts, both now in Dublin libraries. The contents of these...

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Waterways and Water Transport on Reclaimed Coastal Marshlands: The Somerset Levels and Beyond

Rippon Stephen.

in Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England

November 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 9051 words.

This chapter focuses on the reclamation of coastal wetlands, such as the marshes and fens that borders most of England's estuaries. These created a series of uniquely handcrafted...

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