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Early Modern History: Society and Culture

Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography

Authors: Hodgkin, K.

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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.

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KATHARINE HODGKIN teaches in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK. She has published articles on various aspects of early modern cultural history, including gender, autobiography, madness, witchcraft and dreams, and co-edited with Susannah Radstone two volumes of essays on memory. She is currently preparing an edition of the writings of Dionys Fitzherbert.

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


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62642-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230626423
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1765-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51354-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 266
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