Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany / Edition 1

Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany / Edition 1

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by H. C. Erik Midelfort
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813915015

ISBN-13: 9780813915012

Pub. Date: 01/29/1996

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad- so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them. This book is the first study these princes, and a few princesses, as a group in context. The result is a flood of

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During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad- so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them. This book is the first study these princes, and a few princesses, as a group in context. The result is a flood of new light on the history of Renaissance medicine and of psychiatry, on German politics and in the century of Reformation, and on the shifting Renaissance definitions of madness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813915012
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
01/29/1996
Series:
Studies in Early Modern German History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The subject of the mad royals of Renaissance Germany deserves better analysis and discussion that this book gives. Presentation is unimaginative and dry. It reads as a text book with little insight into the crazed subjects and the trying times. Author's scope is too narrow, his treatment too methodical. Yet subject is thoroughly researched, the book informative if in a plain way.