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Madness : a brief history

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.View all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 9780192802675 0192802674
OCLC Number: 839775319
Description: XII, 241 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Madness, Gods, and Demons ; 3. The Rationality of Madness ; 4. Fools and Folly ; 5. Locking up the Mad ; 6. The Rise of Psychiatry ; 7. The Mad ; 8. The Century of Psychoanalysis ; 9. Conclusion: Modern Times, Ancient Problems?
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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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