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The Resource Urban bodies. Communal health in Late Medieval English towns and cities., Carole Rawcliffe

Urban bodies. Communal health in Late Medieval English towns and cities., Carole Rawcliffe

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Urban bodies. Communal health in Late Medieval English towns and cities.
Title
Urban bodies. Communal health in Late Medieval English towns and cities.
Statement of responsibility
Carole Rawcliffe
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This first full-length study of public health in pre-Reformation England challenges a number of entrenched assumptions about the insanitary nature of urban life during "the golden age of bacteria". Adopting an interdisciplinary approach that draws on material remains as well as archives, it examines the medical, cultural and religious contexts in which ideas about the welfare of the communal body developed. Far from demonstrating indifference, ignorance or mute acceptance in the face of repeated onslaughts of epidemic disease, the rulers and residents of English towns devised sophisticated and coherent strategies for the creation of a more salubrious environment; among the plethora of initiatives whose origins often predated the Black Death can also be found measures for the improvement of the water supply, for better food standards and for the care of the sick, both rich and poor.0
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ERASA
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Rawcliffe, Carole
Dewey number
940.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
D900
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Cities and towns, Medieval
  • Medical care
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cities and towns, Medieval
  • Medical care
  • Medicine, Medieval
  • England
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Urban bodies. Communal health in Late Medieval English towns and cities., Carole Rawcliffe
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  • BK
  • OCLCxfer
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000155009
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781843838364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155009
  • (OCoLC)858804513
Label
Urban bodies. Communal health in Late Medieval English towns and cities., Carole Rawcliffe
Publication
Note
  • BK
  • OCLCxfer
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000155009
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781843838364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155009
  • (OCoLC)858804513

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