Episode 56. Nicholas Reid: The Big House: Show notes

Nicholas explains about imprisonment in ancient Iraq. Were there prisons? Who would be confined, how long for, and why? What would someone do in prison? And whose interest did confinement serve?

2:08 confinement in ancient Iraq
5:11 were there prisons?
7:45 why would you be confined?
8:53 for whose benefit?
10:01 the religious dimension
14:11 sources
15:29 life in confinement
18:15 labour in confinement
19:58 could you tell if someone was imprisoned?
21:17 jail terms
23:54 the longer historical picture

Nicholas’s Academia page
Nicholas’s university page

Nicholas’s book on prisons

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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