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Author Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.

Uniform Title Folie et deraison. English
Title History of madness / Michel Foucault ; edited by Jean Khalfa ; translated by Jonathan Murphy and Jean Khalfa.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.8909 F821h 2006    ---  Available
Description xxxix, 725 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language Translated from the French.
Note "This translation is the first English edition of the complete French text"--Front flap.
"An abridged English edition was published in 1967 as Madness and civilization"--Front flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [665]-693) and index.
Summary Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hospital General in Paris and the work of philanthropists and early psychiatrists such as Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout not only on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative forces that madness represents, drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges up to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them. Also includes information on alienation, animal spirits, asylums, Hieronymus Bosch, brain, burning at the stake, Christ and symbolism, classical age, confinement, convulsions, crime, delirium, dementia, dreams, alienation and exclusion, fear, God, hallucinations, hospitals, houses of confinement, houses of correction, hysteria, the insane, lunatics, mania, melancholy, mind, morality, positivism, prisons, poverty, punishment, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, sin, soul, suicide, symbolism, treatments, vapours, venereal disease, water, wisdom, witchcraft, women, work, workhouses, etc.
Subject Mental illness -- History.
Mentally ill -- Care -- History.
Mental illness.
Psychiatry -- history.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
Mental Disorders -- history.
Philosophy, Medical -- history.
Added Author Khalfa, Jean.
Added Title Madness and civilization
ISBN 0415277019
0203642600 (ebk.)
9780203642603 (ebk.)
Standard No. NLM 101278961
NLGGC 273123661
YDXCP 100377484
NZ1 9071125

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