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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
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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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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. This book traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it, 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
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10414267
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YDXCP
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1947-
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Scull, Andrew
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438
LC item number
.S39483 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatry
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a cultural history of insanity, from the bible to freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine.
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-439) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691166155
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color)
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(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
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691166155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)894625483

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