Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Michel Foucault Richard Howard
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Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 – from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the “insane” and the rest of humanity.
Language
English
Pages
299
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
November 28, 1988
ISBN
067972110X
ISBN 13
9780679721109

Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

Michel Foucault Richard Howard
4.1/5 (10998 ratings)
Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.

Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 – from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the “insane” and the rest of humanity.
Language
English
Pages
299
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
November 28, 1988
ISBN
067972110X
ISBN 13
9780679721109

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