Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 April 2018

288 Pages | 24 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526115546

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Mediterranean quarantines, 1750-1914

Space, identity and power

First Edition

Edited by John Chircop and Francisco Javier Martínez

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

  • Combines case-studies on Western European countries with others on Islamic states and communities
  • Recognises the tensions that lie behind present-day issues such as the return of epidemics or the global flows of migrants and refugees
  • Pays special attention to the Mecca pilgrimage as sanitary-political challenge
  • Examines either the sanitary, or the social, cultural and political dimensions of quarantines and lazarettos in the Mediterranean during the
  • Analyses how the containment of epidemics, especially cholera and bubonic plague, was inseparably associated with processes of state formation, territorial definition, national affirmation, migration control, colonial expansion or identity building