About this book
A wide-ranging account of the Western experience of madness, incorporating political, social, literary, cultural, artistic and scientific dimensions. Provocative, entertaining and authoritative.
Madness is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar, and a condition that haunts the human imagination. In this Very Short Introduction, Andrew Scull examines the social, historical and culturally variable responses to madness over the centuries.
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