Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750-1914

Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750-1914 Space, Identity and Power - Social Histories of Medicine

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Synopsis

Mediterranean quarantines investigates how quarantine, the centuries-old practice of collective defence against epidemics, experienced significant transformations from the eighteenth century in the Mediterranean Sea, its original birthplace. The new epidemics of cholera and the development of bacteriology and hygiene, European colonial expansion, the intensification of commercial interchanges, the technological revolution in maritime and land transportation and the modernisation policies in Islamic countries were among the main factors behind such transformations. The book focuses on case studies on the European and Islamic shores of the Mediterranean showing the multidimensional nature of quarantine, the intimate links that sanitary administrations and institutions had with the territorial organisation of states, international trade, political regimes and the construction of national, colonial and professional identities

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526115546
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 614.46091822
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 536g
Height: 146mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 31mm