Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany

Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany

by H. C. Midelfort

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Overview

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: 9780813915005
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 04/22/1994
Series: Studies in Early Modern German History
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.35(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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