Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe

Rawcliffe, Carole and Weeda, Claire, eds. (2019) Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam. ISBN 978 94 6298 519 3

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Abstract

Tapping into a combination of court documents, urban statutes, material artefacts, health guides and treatises, Policing the Environment offers a unique perspective on how premodern public authorities tried to create a clean, healthy environment. Overturning many preconceptions about medieval dirt and squalor, it presents the most outstanding recent scholarship on how public health norms were enforced in the judicial, religious and socio-cultural sphere before the advent of modern medicine and the nation-state, crossing geographical and linguistic boundaries and engaging with factors such as spiritual purity, civic pride and good neighbourliness.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2017 03:30
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2020 01:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62305
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