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Madness And Civilization.: A History Of Insanity In The Age Of Reason.

Foucault, Michel.

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ISBN 10: 039471914X / ISBN 13: 9780394719146
Published by Random House, New York, 1965
Condition: Fair Soft cover
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299 pages. Softcover. reading copy. Name of previous owner in marker on the first page. HISTORY. In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the center of a great deal of discussion. This is the question the distinguished French psychologist and philosopher Michel Foucault seeks to answer by studying madness from 1500 to 1800 - from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built for the first time, and a wall was erected between the sane and the rest of humanity. Translated into English from the French by Richard Howard. (Key Words: History, Psychology, Michel Foucault, Richard Howard). Bookseller Inventory # 59749X1

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Title: Madness And Civilization.: A History Of ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fair

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In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the centre of a great deal of discussion. This is the question the distinguished French psychologist and philosopher Michel Foucault seeks to answer by studying madness from 1500 to 1800 - from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built for the first time, and a wall was erected between the insane and the rest of humanity.

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