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.
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||Amsterdam University Press|
|Number of pages||318|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978 90 4853 622 1|
|ISBN (Print)||978 94 6298 519 3|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2019|