Insanity, Individuals, and Society in Late-Medieval English Literature: The Subject of Madness

Insanity, Individuals, and Society in Late-Medieval English Literature: The Subject of Madness

by Stephen Harper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773467521

ISBN-13: 9780773467521

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

It is the very paucity of historical evidence regarding medieval concepts of insanity, says Harper (communication studies, U. of Glasgow-Crighton) that has opened the door to the myriad studies of it, professional and amateur, in academic disciplines ranging from the history of psychiatry, literary criticism, and philosophy, to apparently communications. He delves

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It is the very paucity of historical evidence regarding medieval concepts of insanity, says Harper (communication studies, U. of Glasgow-Crighton) that has opened the door to the myriad studies of it, professional and amateur, in academic disciplines ranging from the history of psychiatry, literary criticism, and philosophy, to apparently communications. He delves beneath the official medieval view that the mad had lost divine guidance and turned away from God, to consider the context of the utterances about madness, and the individual voices speaking. He concludes that opinions were as varied in the Middle Ages as they are now. The text is double spaced. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773467521
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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