By N. Doumanis
This e-book examines the connection among coloniser and colonised one of the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands among 1912 and 1943, and is predicated on an oral historical past venture carried out among 1990 and 1995. Italian strength is defined as having been negotiated, resisted and converted by way of locals, who renowned many points of Italian rule with out in accordance the regime any legitimacy. This ethnographic historical past demanding situations normal perspectives on Italian colonialism and Greek nationalism, and displays on modern questions relating to old reminiscence, political tradition and social identification.
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And costs were low ..... . 58 511 The sponge islands gained much from the leadership and benefaction of local elites. Their civic consciousness was not only reflected in generous private benefactions, but also in their active involvement in local government. Public utilities, health and sanitation were some of the areas to which local government revenues and creative energies were channelled. University scholarships were granted to poor children with high scholastic potential, and on Simi, returning medical graduates were required to serve in a public clinic for two year stints.
Rs of Asfendiou, Kos, virtually destroyed their woodlands in order to make charcoal. As one villager claimed in his oral testimony, selling charcoal was one of the few ways of getting extra income: We had poverty. We had a lot of poverty. Great poverty. Out of 365 days a year, you could not count on getting more than 100 days worth of income. income. How could we live on that? How did we live? We'd go up to the mountain and make charcoal, we'd chop down wood and we ended up leaving nothing behind.
They found supplementary income as hired labour on landed estates, or in mining, handicrafts, grazing, and selling home-made goods like cheese. rs of Asfendiou, Kos, virtually destroyed their woodlands in order to make charcoal. As one villager claimed in his oral testimony, selling charcoal was one of the few ways of getting extra income: We had poverty. We had a lot of poverty. Great poverty. Out of 365 days a year, you could not count on getting more than 100 days worth of income. income. How could we live on that?
Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean: Remembering Fascism’s Empire by N. Doumanis