Madness on Trial: A Transatlantic History of English Civil Law and Lunacy

Author:   James Moran (Professor in History at the University of Prince Edward Island)
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
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9781526133038


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   James Moran (Professor in History at the University of Prince Edward Island)
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
ISBN:  

9781526133038


ISBN 10:   1526133032
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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List of tables Acknowledgments 1 Introduction: civil law and madness in transatlantic context 2 Suing for a lunatic: lunacy investigation law, 1320-1890 3 Indefinite mental states: negotiating the legal definition of madness 4 Trials of madness: family struggles over property in England 5 Care and protection: managing madness in England 6 Atlantic crossing: lunacy law as colonial inheritance 7 Family, friends and neighbours: localizing madness in New Jersey 8 Asylum in the community: managing madness in New Jersey 9 Orders in lunacy: lunacy investigation law and the asylum reconsidered 10 Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .

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