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Madness in Civilization

A Cultural History of Insanity

By Andrew Scull

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Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Other Information: 128 illustrations, 44 in colour
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2016
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.
EAN: 9780500292549
ISBN: 050029254X
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.7 x 4.1 centimetres (0.53 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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