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Madness : a brief history

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment from antiquity to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0192802674 9780192802675
OCLC Number: 51194090
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction --
Gods and demons --
Madness rationalized --
Fools and folly --
Locking up the mad --
Rise of psychiatry --
Mad --
Century of psychoanalysis? --
Conclusion: modern times, ancient problems? --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Roy Porter.

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What has it been like to be insane? How have the mad been treated? Is madness real or is it just a label? This fascinating story of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and  Read more...

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Well illustrated and constructed, this is a masterful and moving book written in pellucid prose. Its brevity belies its weight * Ross Leckie, The Times (Play) *

 
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