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Preface Introduction: Toward Reunion in History 1. The Grip of Sacred History 2. Resistance 3. Between Darwin and Lamarck 4. The New Neurohistory 5. Civilization and Psychotropy Epilogue: Looking Ahead Notes Bibliography of Works Cited Index

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Daniel Lord Smail is Professor of History at Harvard University. He is the author of Imaginary Cartographies (1999), which won the American Historical Association's Herbert Baxter Adams Prize and the Social Science History Association's President's Award; The Consumption of Justice (2003), which won the Law and Society Association's James Willard Hurst Prize; and co-editor of Fama: The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe (2003).


"An intelligent disquiet runs through these pages." New York Times Book Review "A creative and compelling synthesis of ideas, Smail's book provides an engaging and invigorating analysis of our history." Science (AAAS) "A provocative thesis... Radically rethinks the relationship between biology and culture." -- Steven Mithen London Review Of Books "Relax and enjoy. It's a good read, and it makes you think." New Scientist "[An] intriguing little book." American Scientist "Dazzling." Boston Globe Book Section "A pioneering work." -- Brendan Wallace Fortean Times: The Journal Of Strange Phenomena

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