Wild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the present (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Wild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the present

Author: Daniel N Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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This book takes readers on an illuminating journey through the changing historical landscape of human nature and offers an unprecedented look at the legal conceptions of insanity from the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel N Robinson
ISBN: 0674952901 9780674952904
OCLC Number: 1038154208
Description: vi, 299 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Furiosi --
2. Immortal souls, mortal cities --
3. Possession and witchcraft --
4. Wild beasts and idle humours --
5. The rise of medical jurisprudence --
6. Jural science and social science.
Other Titles: Wild beasts and idle humours
Responsibility: Daniel N. Robinson.

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Daniel N. Robinson has written a graceful history of insanity and the law stretching from Homer to Hinckley. He attempts no final theory as to how the law should cope with the insane; he seeks, Read more...

 
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