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Freud for historians

Author: Peter Gay
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Is psychoanalysis a legitimate tool for helping us understand the past? Many traditional historians have answered with an emphatic no, greeting the introduction of Freud into historical study with responses ranging from condescending skepticism to outrage. Now Peter Gay, one of America's leading historians, builds and eloquent case for "history informed by psychoanalysis" and offers an impressive rebuttal to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gay, Peter, 1923-
Freud for historians.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)897639449
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gay
ISBN: 0195035860 9780195035865 019504228X 9780195042283 1423734483 9781423734482
OCLC Number: 12051187
Description: xx, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Secret needs of the heart --
The claims of Freud --
Human nature in history --
Reason, reality, psychoanalysis and the historian --
From couch to culture --
The program in practice.
Responsibility: Peter Gay.
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