9780500292549

Madness in Civilization

A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

Andrew Scull


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ISBN: 9780500292549
Published: September 2016

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This ambitious volume, worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it. In twelve chapters organized chronologically from the Bible to Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humours to modern pharmacology, Andrew Scull writes compellingly about madness, its meanings, its consequences and our attempts to understand and treat it.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780500292549
  • Published: September 2016
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Width (mm): 156
  • Height (mm): 234
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): 890

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