Freud for Historians / Edition 1

Freud for Historians / Edition 1

by Peter Gay, Gay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019504228X

ISBN-13: 9780195042283

Pub. Date: 12/18/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Is psychoanalysis a legitimate tool for helping us understand the past? Many traditional historians have answered with an emphatic no, greeting the introduction of Freud into historical study with responses ranging from condescending skepticism to outrage. Now Peter Gay, one of America's leading historians, builds an eloquent case for "history informed by

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Is psychoanalysis a legitimate tool for helping us understand the past? Many traditional historians have answered with an emphatic no, greeting the introduction of Freud into historical study with responses ranging from condescending skepticism to outrage. Now Peter Gay, one of America's leading historians, builds an eloquent case for "history informed by psychoanalysis" and offers an impressive rebuttal to the charges of the profession's anti-Freudians.

In this book, Gay takes on the opposition's arguments, defending psychoanalysis as a discipline that can enhance social, economic, and literary studies. No mere polemic, Freud for Historians is a thoughtful and detailed contribution to a major intellectual debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195042283
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/18/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,255,599
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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