Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe

Carole Rawcliffe (Editor), Claire Weeda (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages318
ISBN (Electronic)978 90 4853 622 1
ISBN (Print)978 94 6298 519 3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019

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