samedi 22 juin 2019

Policer l'environnement urbain dans l'Europe moderne

Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe

Carole Rawcliffe, Claire Weeda (eds)

Amsterdam University Press
Series Premodern Crime and Punishment
Number of pages 336
Publication date 10 - 06 - 2019
ISBN 9789462985193

Tapping into a combination of court documents, urban statutes, material artefacts, health guides and treatises, Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe 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.

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