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Duncan Sayer

bones or whole bodies. The objects are dry and anonymous, but in the context of the Catholic Church they can become the agents of pilgrimage and veneration. Without the Church these objects are human remains, but because of the symbiotic relationship between the objects, church administrators, the Catholic Church authorities and worshippers they become the subjects of veneration. It is the social structures in place within the Church, and between the Church and its worshippers, which are the agent and which provide authenticity, not the bones alone. In one of Latour

in Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries

landing party approaching the jetty at Alderney in May 1945 created in 1945 by war artist Harold William Hailstone One of the journalists who accompanied the British military reported that the Roman Catholic church had been desecrated. He observed that the building itself had been used as a store and ‘on the altar was a beer bottle’. 57 Special correspondent John B. Huges reported that the Germans had evidently taken steps to hide their crimes

in 'Adolf Island'
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Katherine Fennelly

native and fluent Irish speakers ( Gaeilgeoirí ) has been estimated at 3.5 million. Its decline has been attributed to a series of factors such as the rejection of Irish by the Catholic Church, the English-language national schools (established in 1830), and the growing importance of English as a language tool for emigration (Miller 1988 : 70; O’Néill 2005 : 285). These figures testify to the decline of Irish as a written and spoken language. However, an 1812 source noted the difficulties in travelling through rural Ireland due to the dominance of Irish in the

in An archaeology of lunacy
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Caroline Sturdy Colls and Kevin Simon Colls

large Ukrainian majority and a Greek Catholic church. A baker by profession before the war, by mid-1942 (and perhaps earlier) Lelo was living in Berlin, most likely because he was part of the Nazi labour programme. On 25 July 1942, he was taken into custody and incarcerated in Stapo Halle because he reportedly left his place of work. 193 Six days later, he was registered in Buchenwald concentration camp, north of the city of Weimar and assigned to work commando 53 (Arbeitskommando 53). 194 This

in 'Adolf Island'
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Melanie Giles

head and body, found his hands to be paralysed and his ‘speech and sight’ damaged (van der Sanden 1996 : 65). By the seventeenth century, however, when our couple from Hope set out as the snow clouds gathered, attitudes towards the miraculously preserved dead had changed. The ‘dangerous dead’ The split from the Catholic Church that began in England as a political affair under the reign of Henry VIII, was of course part of a much greater process of Reformation across northern Europe, affecting most of the countries within the scope of this study – principally

in Bog bodies