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The Resource Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine, Andrew Scull

Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine, Andrew Scull

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Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine
Title
Madness in civilization
Title remainder
a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Scull
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go--these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane. From the Bible to Sigmund Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, its challenges and consequences, and our varied responses to it. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, from drama, opera, and the novel to drawing, painting, and sculpture." -- Publisher's description
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YDXCP
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1946-
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Scull, Andrew
Dewey number
616.89009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438
LC item number
.S39483 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatry
Label
Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine, Andrew Scull
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Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Thames & Hudson Ltd"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting madness -- Madness in the ancient world -- The darkness and the dawn -- Melancholie and madnesse -- Madhouses and mad-doctors -- Nerves and nervousness -- The great confinement -- Degeneration and despair -- The demi-fous -- Desperate remedies -- A meaningful interlude -- A psychiatric revolution?
Control code
1599680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780500252123
Lccn
2014956046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some color), portraits (one color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1599680
  • (Sirsi) 1599680
  • (OCoLC)894625483
Label
Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine, Andrew Scull
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Thames & Hudson Ltd"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confronting madness -- Madness in the ancient world -- The darkness and the dawn -- Melancholie and madnesse -- Madhouses and mad-doctors -- Nerves and nervousness -- The great confinement -- Degeneration and despair -- The demi-fous -- Desperate remedies -- A meaningful interlude -- A psychiatric revolution?
Control code
1599680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780500252123
Lccn
2014956046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some color), portraits (one color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1599680
  • (Sirsi) 1599680
  • (OCoLC)894625483

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