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Beschreibung- A fascinating narrative history of insanity that illuminates current debates about how we define and treat mental illness
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?
PortraitThe most highly-acclaimed and prolific medical historian of this generation. Roy Porter was a well-known and widely respected author of over 80 books, the most recent being the much reviewed Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World (Penguin, 2000).He published extensively in the history of psychiatry, including A Social History of Madness (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987; Paperback edition, 1989); The Faber Book of Madness (Faber, 1991; paperback 1993). He was Professor of the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London; and had extensive experience of popular public lecturing, broadcasting, and serious journalism.
PressestimmenWell illustrated and constructed, this is a masterful and moving book written in pellucid prose. Its brevity belies its weight Ross Leckie, The Times (Play)
Untertitel: A Brief History. numerous halftones. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten