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Managing madness in early nineteenth-century asylums

An archaeology of lunacy examines the historic lunatic asylum from an interdisciplinary perspective, employing methods drawn from archaeology, social geography, and history to create a holistic view of the built heritage of the asylum as a distinctive building type. In the popular imagination, historic lunatic asylums were dark, monolithic, and homogenous, instruments for social confinement and punishment. This book aims to redress this historical reputation, showing how the built environment and material worlds of lunatic asylums were distinctive and idiosyncratic – and highly regional. They were also progressive spaces and proving grounds of architectural experimentation, where the reformed treatment practices known as moral management were trialled and refined. The standing remains of the nineteenth-century lunatic asylum system represent a unique opportunity to study a building-type in active transition, both materially and ideologically. When they were constructed, asylums were a composite of reform ideals, architectural materials, and innovative design approaches. An archaeological study of these institutions can offer a materially focused examination of how the buildings worked on a daily basis. This study combines critical analysis of the architecture, material remains, and historical documentary sources for lunatic asylums in England and Ireland. Students and scholars of later historical archaeology and built heritage will find the book a useful overview of this institutional site type, while historians of medicine will find the focus on interior design and architecture of use. The general public, for whom asylums frequently represent shadowy ruins or anonymous redevelopments, may be interested in learning more about the buildings.

Where and when does the violence end?

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in Human remains in society
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in Nobility and patrimony in modern France
Raleigh’s ‘Ocean to Scinthia’, Spenser’s ‘Colin Clouts Come Home Againe’ and The Faerie Queene IV.vii in colonial context

Raleigh’s estates in east Cork (Colin Rynne, ‘The Social Archaeology of MUP_Armitage_Ralegh.indd 134 07/10/2013 14:09 Love’s ‘emperye’ 135 ‘Ocean to Scinthia’, ‘strange’ colonial Ireland, like the poem’s ‘new worlds’, does not function merely as an anecdotal backdrop but rather as a fundamental part of its imperial, Petrarchan conceit: like the Queen herself, the country fuels the driving erotic energy of Raleigh’s despairing art. V. Love, war and riches Of the imperial conceits in ‘Ocean’, some refer explicitly to ‘new worlds’ and colonial opportunity there. But

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Missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa

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in Human remains and identification

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in Savage worlds
A reassessment

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in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt

’s Square, the pub stood as a gateway between church and local government, and old and new Manchester.55 Notably the inn was not located on a prominent street corner, like most ‘respectable’ inns elsewhere, but off the market place, with its entrance looking out on to an alley and its yard, thus giving it an element of privacy. The inn had been a recruiting station for Jacobite militia in 1745, and was T. Walker, A Review of Some of the Political Events Which Have Occurred in Manchester During the Last Five Years (Manchester, 1794), pp. 39–40. 53 M. Nevell, ‘The social

in Protest and the politics of space and place, 1789–1848
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Basins, warehouses and wharves in canal-age Manchester

Canal warehouse (2002/52, August 2002); Carver’s Warehouse, Rochdale Canal Basin, Manchester: an archaeological building survey of the 1806 canal warehouse (2006/67, October 2006). M. Nevell, ‘The archaeology of the canal warehouses of North-West England and the social archaeology of industrialisation’, Industrial Archaeology Review, Vol. 25 (2003), pp. 43–55. R. McNeil, ‘The 1830 railway warehouse: an old model for a new system’, in D. Brumhead and T. Wyke (eds), Aspects of the history of transport in the city and region since 1700 (Manchester: Lancashire and

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