Book ID: CBB481671225

The Yellow Flag: Quarantine and the British Mediterranean World, 1780-1860 (2020)

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Chase-Levenson, Alex (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 318
Language: English

"Until the middle of the nineteenth century, quarantine laws in all Western European nations mandated the detention of every inbound trader, traveller, soldier, sailor, merchant, missionary, letter, and trade good arriving from the Ottoman Empire and North Africa. Most of these quarantines occurred in large, ominous fortresses in Mediterranean port cities. Alex Chase-Levenson examines Britain's engagement with this Mediterranean border regime from multiple angles. He explores how quarantine practice laid the foundations for the state provision of public health and constituted an early example of European integration. Situated at the intersection of political, cultural, diplomatic, and medical history, The Yellow Flag captures the texture of quarantine as an experience, its power as an administrative precedent, and its novelty as an example of a continental border built from the ground up by low-level bureaucrats"--

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Authors & Contributors
Roberton, J.
White, Kevin
Rodríguez Ocaña, Esteban
Arlidge, J. T.
Rumsey, H. W.
Gairdner, T. W.
Journals
Social History of Medicine
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Historical Journal
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Publishers
Routledge
University of California Press
Palgrave
Bodleian Library
European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications
Ashgate
Concepts
Public health
Medicine and society
Medicine
Quarantine
Disease and diseases
Medicine and politics
People
Sibthorp, John
Dickens, Charles
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
20th century, early
16th century
Places
Great Britain
Europe
Mediterranean region
Spain
France
Weimar Republic (1919-1933)
Institutions
National Health Service (Great Britain)
Rockefeller Foundation
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