A History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany

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Tables and maps; Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Historical problems: Sin, St. Vitus, and the Devil; 2. Two reformers and a world gone mad: Luther and Paracelsus; 3. Academic 'psychiatry' and the rise of Galenic observation; 4. Witchcraft and the melancholy interpretation of the insanity defence; 5. Court fools and their folly: image and social reality; 6. Pilgrims in search of their reason; 7. Madness as helplessness: two hospitals in the age of reformations; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
"Middlefort's latest book will not disappoint the many scholars in varied disciplines who have eagerly awaited it. This is mature, sensitive scholarship . . . (that) succeeds brilliantly in exploring the social and intellectual dilemmas posed by early modern insanity. . . It belongs in every academic library."--History: Reviews of New Books
"This is the best book I have ever read on the border between cultural and social history in early modern Europe."--Thomas A. Brady, Jr., University of California, Berkeley
Autor: H. C. Erik Midelfort
H. C. Erik Midelfort is C. Julian Bishko Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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Autor: H. C. Erik Midelfort
ISBN-13 :: 9780804741699
ISBN: 0804741697
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2000
Verlag: STANFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 635g
Seiten: 456
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage First
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x155x23 mm
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