• Madness in Civilization
  • Madness in Civilization
  • Madness in Civilization

Madness in Civilization

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This ambitious volume, worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it. In twelve chapters organised chronologically from the Bible to Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humours to modern pharmacology, Andrew Scull writes compellingly about madness, its meanings, its consequences and our attempts to understand and treat it.

Designer: Karolina Prymaka
Size: 130x200mm
Pages: 488
Publication: 2020
Binding: Softbound book