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

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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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Endorsements * 1. Confronting Madness * 2. Madness in the Ancient World * 3. The Darkness and the Dawn * 4. Melancholie and Madnesse * 5. Madhouses and Mad- Doctors * 6. Nerves and Nervousness * 7. The Great Confinement * 8. Degeneration and Despair * 9. The Demi-Fous * 10. Desperate Remedies * 11. A Meaningful Interlude * 12. A Psychiatric Revolution?


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ISBN-13: 9780500292549
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication date: September, 2016
Pages: 448
Weight: 890g
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Subcategories: General Issues, Psychology
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