Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2019

272 Pages | 4 tables

8.5.x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526133038

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Madness on trial

A transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy

First Edition

James Moran

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

  • Makes a significant contribution by demonstrating the important role of civil law in the history of madness
  • Contributes to contemporary concerns about mental capacity and guardianship by offering much-needed historical context
  • Establishes the significant influence of English civil law on colonial development
  • Highlights how a transatlantic perspective helps us to better understand madness, law and empire