This database, created by Reba Kocher, uses examples of notary marks from Southern French legal documents from the Hanks Family Manuscript Collection on deposit at The Ohio State University's Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. These documents range from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries and originate from Southern France around Rabastens. With the limited information on medieval notaries, this database aims to assist scholars in notarial research by presenting photographs for comparison.
My proposal for this research assignment was to compare and contrast the resistance movements in Poland and Yugoslavia. While these two nations reside in Eastern Europe their experiences during the war differ in several aspects. By looking at the unique experiences of both cases a set of patterns clearly distinguishes the two. First, Yugoslavia’s resistance took the form of a veritable civil war. This view of occupation as an opportunity for rebuilding of society led to the resistance to foreign occupation being driven mostly from within while the government in exile withered away. On the other hand, in Poland there was a far more homogenous political landscape prior to invasion and the population stayed relatively united behind the government in exile.