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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
Title variation
Cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine
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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. Written by one of the world's preeminent historians of psychiatry, Madness in Civilization is a panoramic history of the human encounter with unreason
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1947-
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Scull, Andrew
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mental illness
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Mental illness
  • Mental Disorders
  • HISTORY / General
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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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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: CONFRONTING MADNESS -- Chapter Two: MADNESS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD -- Madness and the Israelites -- The Hellenic World -- Greek and Roman Physick -- Greece and Rome and Imperial China: Worlds Compared -- East and West -- Chapter Three: THE DARKNESS AND THE DAWN -- Successor States -- Islam and Madness -- Early Hospitals -- Demonic Possession and Spiritual Healing -- Christian Europe -- Saints and Miracles -- Literature and Madness -- Medicine and Madness -- Chapter Four: MELANCHOLIE AND MADNESSE -- Fairies, Ghosts, Goblins and Witches -- Melancholie Madnesse -- Drawing Boundaries -- Dramatic Possibilities -- Madness in Its Infinite Variety -- Fictions and Fables -- Madness and Art -- Fools and Folly -- Reformation and Counter-Reformation -- Puzzles and Complexities -- Chapter Five: MADHOUSES AND MAD-DOCTORS -- Changing Responses to Madness -- Representations of Madness -- Shutting People Up -- Novel Predicaments -- Disciplining the Unruly -- Kindness and Humanity? -- Chapter Six: NERVES AND NERVOUSNESS -- Owning a Disease -- Disordered Nerves -- Enthusiasm and Spiritual Agony -- Exorcizing Demons -- Invisible Forces -- Chapter Seven: THE GREAT CONFINEMENT -- Nervous or Mad? -- The Rise of the Empire of Asylumdom -- Imperial Psychiatry -- Moral Treatment -- From Madness to Mental Illness -- Lumps and Bumps, or Mental Cures for Bodily Afflictions -- Madness and the Morgue -- Responsible Guardians -- Chapter Eight: DEGENERATION AND DESPAIR -- The Disorders of Civilized Existence -- Waning Confidence -- Shutting Up the Mad: Pictorial and Literary Protests -- Gothic Tales -- Degenerates -- Artistic Licence -- Dealing with the Depraved -- The Roots of Madness -- Chapter Nine: THE DEMI-FOUS -- Avoiding the Asylum -- The Borderlands of Insanity -- Hysteria on the Stage -- Freud and the Birth of Psychoanalysis -- Repression -- Chapter Ten: DESPERATE REMEDIES -- The Trials of Total War -- Shell Shock -- Fever -- A Crisis of Legitimacy -- The Germ of Madness -- Shock Therapy -- Targeting Brains -- Backlash -- Chapter Eleven: A MEANINGFUL INTERLUDE -- The Search for Meaning -- The Psychoanalytic Movement -- Freud and the Americans -- Into Exile -- Total War and Its Consequences -- Psychoanalysis, American Style -- Pathological Mommies -- Freudian Hegemony -- Madness and the Movies -- Chapter Twelve: A PSYCHIATRIC REVOLUTION? -- The End of Asylumdom -- A Technological Fix? -- Doomed Institutions -- The Fate of Those with Chronic Mental Illness -- The Drugs Revolution -- The Re-Constitution of Psychiatry -- Biology Bites Back -- Epilogue
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ocn904799052
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Governing access note
Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Isbn
9780691166155
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400865710
  • 12339673
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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  • 84fd0c16-c975-4cba-81cd-9b2e9cd0f0cb
  • c51176e2-a7b9-4a8b-b67b-ff7acc16f90f
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904799052
Label
Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine, Andrew Scull
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: CONFRONTING MADNESS -- Chapter Two: MADNESS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD -- Madness and the Israelites -- The Hellenic World -- Greek and Roman Physick -- Greece and Rome and Imperial China: Worlds Compared -- East and West -- Chapter Three: THE DARKNESS AND THE DAWN -- Successor States -- Islam and Madness -- Early Hospitals -- Demonic Possession and Spiritual Healing -- Christian Europe -- Saints and Miracles -- Literature and Madness -- Medicine and Madness -- Chapter Four: MELANCHOLIE AND MADNESSE -- Fairies, Ghosts, Goblins and Witches -- Melancholie Madnesse -- Drawing Boundaries -- Dramatic Possibilities -- Madness in Its Infinite Variety -- Fictions and Fables -- Madness and Art -- Fools and Folly -- Reformation and Counter-Reformation -- Puzzles and Complexities -- Chapter Five: MADHOUSES AND MAD-DOCTORS -- Changing Responses to Madness -- Representations of Madness -- Shutting People Up -- Novel Predicaments -- Disciplining the Unruly -- Kindness and Humanity? -- Chapter Six: NERVES AND NERVOUSNESS -- Owning a Disease -- Disordered Nerves -- Enthusiasm and Spiritual Agony -- Exorcizing Demons -- Invisible Forces -- Chapter Seven: THE GREAT CONFINEMENT -- Nervous or Mad? -- The Rise of the Empire of Asylumdom -- Imperial Psychiatry -- Moral Treatment -- From Madness to Mental Illness -- Lumps and Bumps, or Mental Cures for Bodily Afflictions -- Madness and the Morgue -- Responsible Guardians -- Chapter Eight: DEGENERATION AND DESPAIR -- The Disorders of Civilized Existence -- Waning Confidence -- Shutting Up the Mad: Pictorial and Literary Protests -- Gothic Tales -- Degenerates -- Artistic Licence -- Dealing with the Depraved -- The Roots of Madness -- Chapter Nine: THE DEMI-FOUS -- Avoiding the Asylum -- The Borderlands of Insanity -- Hysteria on the Stage -- Freud and the Birth of Psychoanalysis -- Repression -- Chapter Ten: DESPERATE REMEDIES -- The Trials of Total War -- Shell Shock -- Fever -- A Crisis of Legitimacy -- The Germ of Madness -- Shock Therapy -- Targeting Brains -- Backlash -- Chapter Eleven: A MEANINGFUL INTERLUDE -- The Search for Meaning -- The Psychoanalytic Movement -- Freud and the Americans -- Into Exile -- Total War and Its Consequences -- Psychoanalysis, American Style -- Pathological Mommies -- Freudian Hegemony -- Madness and the Movies -- Chapter Twelve: A PSYCHIATRIC REVOLUTION? -- The End of Asylumdom -- A Technological Fix? -- Doomed Institutions -- The Fate of Those with Chronic Mental Illness -- The Drugs Revolution -- The Re-Constitution of Psychiatry -- Biology Bites Back -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn904799052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Isbn
9780691166155
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400865710
  • 12339673
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 84fd0c16-c975-4cba-81cd-9b2e9cd0f0cb
  • c51176e2-a7b9-4a8b-b67b-ff7acc16f90f
  • 22573/ctvc63pp5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904799052

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