Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature / Allen Thiher.

"Revels in Madness offers a history of Western culture's shifting understandings of insanity as evidenced in its literature and as influenced by medical knowledge. The book traces the period from the development of Greek medicine, and of Greek tragedy and comedy, to contemporary representa...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Thiher, Allen, 1941- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
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Table of Contents:
  • Madness from Hippocrates to Hölderlin
  • Discourses on madness in the Greco-Roman world
  • Continuities and ruptures in Medieval folly
  • Madness and early modernity in Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes
  • The iatro-mechanical era and the madness of machines
  • Neoclassicism, the rise of singularity, and moral treatment
  • Part the modernity of madness
  • The German romantics and the invention of psychiatry
  • Pathological anatomy and the poetics of madness
  • Modern determinations of insanity: psychiatry and psychoanalysis
  • Modernist poetic discourse in madness
  • The contemporary scene's affirmation of and rebellion against logos
  • Postscript: madness between history and neurology
  • Notes
  • Index.