Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity

From the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

Andrew Scull

Thames & Hudson, London, 2015


This hugely 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 various attempts to understand and treat it.

Artikelnummer: 11564 Categorie:

ISBN: 9780500252123

448 pagina's, 128 illustraties, 44 in kleur, 23,4 x 15,6 cm, hardcover, Engels