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Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory
     

Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory

by David E. Stannard
 
Studies the burgeoning field of psychohistory - from Freud, its primogenitor, to its present-day academic practitioners - and argues that little, if any, psychohistory is good history. The author systematically points out the pitfalls, sheer irrationality, and ultimately ahistorical nature of this mode of historical inquiry.

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Studies the burgeoning field of psychohistory - from Freud, its primogenitor, to its present-day academic practitioners - and argues that little, if any, psychohistory is good history. The author systematically points out the pitfalls, sheer irrationality, and ultimately ahistorical nature of this mode of historical inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195365375
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/05/1980
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
441 KB

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