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200 Pages | 4 black & white illustrations, 1 graph, 1 chart, 1 diagram, 6 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526126498

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An archaeology of lunacy

Managing madness in early nineteenth-century asylums

First Edition

Katherine Fennelly

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Archaeology and Material Worlds MUP Series

  • Offers a detailed overview of the built environment and material culture of the Georgian lunatic asylum
  • Makes a contribution to the growing scholarship in historical and post-medieval archaeology on institutions for confinement
  • Employs a multidisciplinary methodology to the history of medicine, offering a holistic approach to the material environment of lunatic asylum buildings
  • Offers a detailed examination of the built heritage of asylums, currently under threat of dilapidation, demolition or redevelopment

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