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Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography : Early Modern History: Society and Culture - Katharine Hodgkin

Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography

Early Modern History: Society and Culture

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Published: 28th November 2006
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What did it mean to be mad in seventeenth-century England? This book uses vivid autobiographical accounts of mental disorder to explore the ways madness was identified and experienced from the inside, asking how certain people came to be defined as insane, and what we can learn from the accounts they wrote.

'...a welcome, thought-provoking contribution to our understanding of the cultural history of madness...' - Elena Carrera Reviews in History

Madness, Writing, History
Introduction: Studying the History of Madness
Writing the Mad Self
Early Modern Madness (i): The Disordered Mind
Being Mad: Melancholy, Distraction and Confusion of Mind
Madness and the Feminine
Doctors and Patients
Early Modern Madness (ii): Religion and The Self
The Christian Self: Problems of Hypocrisy and Despair
Mad unto the World: Mid-Century Enthusiasm
Mind and Body: Madness and The Self
Inside and Outside: The Body and its Boundaries
Beyond the Human Body
Love and Power: The Self and Others
Outward and Inward: The Self in Motion
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ISBN: 9781403917652
ISBN-10: 1403917655
Series: Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 28th November 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1