The Resource Madness on trial : a transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy, James E. Moran

Madness on trial : a transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy, James E. Moran

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Madness on trial : a transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy
Title
Madness on trial
Title remainder
a transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy
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James E. Moran
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the powerful influence of civil law on understandings and responses to madness in England and in New Jersey. The influence of civil law on the history of madness has not hitherto been of major academic investigation. This body of law, established and developed over a five hundred year period, greatly influenced how those from England's propertied classes understood and responded to madness. Moreover, the civil law governing the response to madness in England was successfully exported into several of its colonies, including New Jersey. Drawing on a well-preserved and rare collection of trials in lunacy in New Jersey, this book reveals the important ties of civil law, local custom and perceptions of madness in transatlantic perspectives. This book will be highly relevant to scholars interested in law, medicine, psychiatry and madness studies, as well as contemporary issues in mental capacity and guardianship
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YDX
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Moran, James E
Index
index present
LC call number
KD7897
LC item number
.M66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social Histories of medicine
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  • Mental health laws
  • Mental health laws
  • Mental health laws
  • Mental illness
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Mental health laws
  • Mental illness
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Madness on trial : a transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy, James E. Moran
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • Civil law and madness in transatlantic context
  • Suing for a lunatic : lunacy investigation law, 1320-1890
  • Indefinite mental states : negotiating the legal definition of madness
  • Trials of madness : family struggles over property in England -- Care and protection : managing madness in England
  • Atlantic crossing : lunacy law as colonial inheritance
  • Family, friends and neighbours : localising madness in New Jersey
  • Asylum in the community : managing madness in New Jersey -- Orders of insanity : lunacy investigation law and the asylum reconsidered
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781526133038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053902761
  • (OCoLC)on1053902761
Label
Madness on trial : a transatlantic history of English civil law and lunacy, James E. Moran
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • Civil law and madness in transatlantic context
  • Suing for a lunatic : lunacy investigation law, 1320-1890
  • Indefinite mental states : negotiating the legal definition of madness
  • Trials of madness : family struggles over property in England -- Care and protection : managing madness in England
  • Atlantic crossing : lunacy law as colonial inheritance
  • Family, friends and neighbours : localising madness in New Jersey
  • Asylum in the community : managing madness in New Jersey -- Orders of insanity : lunacy investigation law and the asylum reconsidered
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781526133038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053902761
  • (OCoLC)on1053902761

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