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Madness and Civilization : a History of Insanity in the Age of Reason.

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: New York : Random House US, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the insane and the rest of humanity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foucault, Michel.
Madness and Civilization : A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason.
New York : Random House US, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault
ISBN: 9780679721109 067972110X
OCLC Number: 1031967767
Description: 1 online resource (211 pages)

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Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the insane and the rest of humanity.

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