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
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Madness in Civilization
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A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
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Andrew Scull
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  • eng
  • 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. Written by one of the world’s preeminent historians of psychiatry, Madness in Civilization is a panoramic history of the human encounter with unreason
Biographical or historical data
Andrew Scull is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Hysteria: The Disturbing History, Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine, and Masters of Bedlam: The Transformation of the Mad-Doctoring Trade (Princeton). He lives in La Jolla, California.
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Scull, Andrew
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RC438
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De Gruyter
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  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental illness
  • Medizin, Gesundheit
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Health & Fitness
  • Medical
  • Medical
  • Medical
  • Medical
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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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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five. MADHOUSES AND MAD-DOCTORS
  • Chapter Six. NERVES AND NERVOUSNESS
  • Chapter Seven. THE GREAT CONFINEMENT
  • Chapter Eight. DEGENERATION AND DESPAIR
  • Chapter Nine. THE DEMI-FOUS
  • Chapter Ten. DESPERATE REMEDIES
  • Chapter Eleven. A MEANINGFUL INTERLUDE
  • Chapter Twelve. A PSYCHIATRIC REVOLUTION?
  • NOTES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Frontmatter
  • SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • INDEX
  • Praise for Madness in Civilization
  • CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. CONFRONTING MADNESS
  • Chapter Two. MADNESS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
  • Chapter Three. THE DARKNESS AND THE DAWN
  • Chapter Four. MELANCHOLIE AND MADNESSE
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unknown
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1 online resource(432 p.)
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online
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9781400865710
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1515/9781400865710
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illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459905
  • (OCoLC)984643557
  • (DE-B1597)9781400865710
Label
Madness in Civilization : A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine, Andrew Scull
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five. MADHOUSES AND MAD-DOCTORS
  • Chapter Six. NERVES AND NERVOUSNESS
  • Chapter Seven. THE GREAT CONFINEMENT
  • Chapter Eight. DEGENERATION AND DESPAIR
  • Chapter Nine. THE DEMI-FOUS
  • Chapter Ten. DESPERATE REMEDIES
  • Chapter Eleven. A MEANINGFUL INTERLUDE
  • Chapter Twelve. A PSYCHIATRIC REVOLUTION?
  • NOTES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Frontmatter
  • SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • INDEX
  • Praise for Madness in Civilization
  • CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. CONFRONTING MADNESS
  • Chapter Two. MADNESS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
  • Chapter Three. THE DARKNESS AND THE DAWN
  • Chapter Four. MELANCHOLIE AND MADNESSE
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(432 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400865710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400865710
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459905
  • (OCoLC)984643557
  • (DE-B1597)9781400865710

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