Book ID: CBB291247019

Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914: Space, Identity and Power (2018)


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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Review Alex Chase-Levenson (2019) Review of "Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914: Space, Identity and Power". Social History of Medicine (pp. 418-420). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Andreani, Roland
Pélaquier, Elie
Michel, Henri
Harris, Stephen A.
Santos, Myrian Sepúlveda dos
Chastel, Claude
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
Journal of Southern History
Université Montpellier III (Paul Valéry), Centre d'histoire moderne et contemporaine de l'Europe méditerranéenne et de ses périphéries
Bodleian Library
Ashgate Publishing
University of Toronto Press
University of California Press
Public health
Disease and diseases
Yellow fever
Coray, Diamant
Hippocrates of Cos
Sibthorp, John
Rush, Benjamin
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
20th century
17th century
15th century
Mediterranean region
Great Britain
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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