Session 1515: Compassionate Cities?: Care for the Sick and Young
Thursday 12 July 2007, 09.00-10.30
|Moderator/Chair:||Monica Green, Department of History, Arizona State University|
|Paper 1515-a||Custody of the Mentally Ill and their Property in Medieval English Cities|
Index terms: Daily Life, Law, Social History
|Paper 1515-b||Poor in Christ or a Social Problem?: The Growth of Crakow's Municipal Social Welfare Institutions, 13th to 16th Century|
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Medicine, Social History
Paper a: In medieval England, chartered cities could set up legal conditions for the care and custody of the mentally ill and their property. After 1300, often if no provision was made for the care of a mentally incapacitated individual by his or her parent, the care of the individual and the income from his property would belong to the mayor. This situation had some similarities to the royal system of wardship, but several key differences.