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Rotten bodies : class and contagion in eighteenth-century Britain, Kevin Siena

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Rotten bodies : class and contagion in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
Rotten bodies
Title remainder
class and contagion in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Siena
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Britain had no idea that it would not see another plague after the horrors of 1666, and for a century and a half the fear of epidemic disease gripped and shaped British society. Plague doctors had long asserted that the bodies of the poor were especially prone to generating and spreading contagious disease, and British doctors and laypeople alike took those warnings to heart, guiding medical ideas of class throughout the eighteenth century. Dense congregations of the poor--in workhouses, hospitals, slums, courtrooms, markets, and especially prisons--were rendered sites of immense danger in the public imagination, and the fear that small outbreaks might run wild became a profound cultural force. Extensively researched, with a wide body of evidence, this book offers a fascinating look at how class was constructed physiologically and provides a new connection between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries and the ravages of plague and cholera, respectively." --
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Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siena, Kevin Patrick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.P6
LC item number
S545 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Social classes
  • Plague
  • Poverty
  • Social Class
  • Plague
  • Great Britain
  • United Kingdom
Label
Rotten bodies : class and contagion in eighteenth-century Britain, Kevin Siena
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Plague, Putrefaction, and the Poor -- 2. Reframing Plague after 1666 -- 3. Prisons, Debtors, and Disease in the Early Eighteenth Century -- 4. Jail Fever Comes of Age -- 5. Jail Fever and Prison Reform: London, 1750-1789 -- 6. Braving Contagion: John Howard and Ordinary Men -- 7. Typhus Ever After -- Conclusion: Plebeian and Other Bodies
Control code
043720794
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages
Isbn
9780300233520
Lccn
2018940908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Rotten bodies : class and contagion in eighteenth-century Britain, Kevin Siena
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Plague, Putrefaction, and the Poor -- 2. Reframing Plague after 1666 -- 3. Prisons, Debtors, and Disease in the Early Eighteenth Century -- 4. Jail Fever Comes of Age -- 5. Jail Fever and Prison Reform: London, 1750-1789 -- 6. Braving Contagion: John Howard and Ordinary Men -- 7. Typhus Ever After -- Conclusion: Plebeian and Other Bodies
Control code
043720794
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages
Isbn
9780300233520
Lccn
2018940908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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