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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions 2 Volume Set
     

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions 2 Volume Set

by Charles Mackay
 

This book is a joy to read and remains relevant in the current era of financial boom and bust. Mackay examines animal magnetism, money-mania, tulip-mania, the history of hair and facial hair, the crusades, haunted houses, and much more. Throughout history, the most extraordinary fashions and trends have been followed unthinkingly, and occasionally this crowd fever

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This book is a joy to read and remains relevant in the current era of financial boom and bust. Mackay examines animal magnetism, money-mania, tulip-mania, the history of hair and facial hair, the crusades, haunted houses, and much more. Throughout history, the most extraordinary fashions and trends have been followed unthinkingly, and occasionally this crowd fever has overtaken not only a town but a whole country; in some cases much of western Europe was engulfed simultaneously. The ability of some manias to be so far-reaching, and for common sense and intelligence to abandon such large populations seem incredible, though the book is as thought-provoking now as it was when first published in 1852.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108027649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/27/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge Series
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.76(d)

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