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Madness and society in eighteenth-century Scotland

R. A. Houston

Madness and society in eighteenth-century Scotland

by R. A. Houston

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental illness -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century,
  • Mental illness -- Scotland -- Public opinion -- History -- 18th century,
  • Social psychiatry -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementR.A. Houston
    SeriesOxford studies in social history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC450.G72 S364 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 450 p. :
    Number of Pages450
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16969332M
    ISBN 100198207875
    LC Control Number99031585

      A Nature Research Journal. Menu. Search E-alert Submit My Account Login. Madness and Society is intended as a "social history of the perception of mental incapacity" (p. 9) in Scotland from the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth century.

    Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (Houston, ; see also Houston, a, b), which trawls copious local sources, especially civil court inquests (‘brieves’) concern-ing people whose mental capacity was in question, to reconstruct everyday understandings of and responses to madness. Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland. R. A. Houston Print publication date: Print ISBN Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland Author(s): R. A. HOUSTON Publisher: Oxford University Press Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within.

    Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: This collection of ten essays by leading scholars in the field is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the place of scientific and medical enquiry in Scotland during the period


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In Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, R.A. Houston takes the study of early modern madness further out into the community in an effort "to explore the way mental incapacity was construed at a face to face level in daily interactions between the sane and those they deemed insane" (p.

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This is a detailed yet profoundly humane and compassionate study of the everyday experiences of those suffering mental impairments ranging from idiocy to lunacy, and an exploration into the meaning of this for society in the eighteenth century.

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Professor Houston’s subsequent book “Madness and Society in Eighteenth Century Scotland” highlights the everyday experiences of men and women who suffered from a spectrum of mental impairments ranging from idiocy to lunacy.

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Foucault's first major book, Madness and Civilization is an examination of the evolving meaning of madness in European culture, law, politics, philosophy and medicine from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century, and a critique of historical method and the idea of history. Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland by R.

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Houston]. This has to be the largest study of mental affliction in any eighteenth-century European society, and is more than a match for Michael MacDonald's pioneering study of Jacobean England establishes the distinctive legal and cultural settings of debates on madness in eighteenth-century Scotland.

* Continuity and Change * This book, in providing such thought-provoking material, along with comprehensive and. It is a story of villainy and innocence, and provides a fascinating historical context to which the latest theories on autism are applied. About the Author.

Rab Houstonis Professor of Early Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has extensive research experience in the social history of Britain and Europe in the early modern period. Best known for his work on seventeenth and eighteenth-century.

The Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, – New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Scull, Andrew T. Museums of Madness: The Social Organization of Insanity in Nineteenth Century England.

Madness and Society from Ancient Times to the Present. V University of Strathclyde, School of Humanities (History) word book review due Friday 14 October – choose from any book in handbook or any other book written on the history of mental health (check with tutor) Houston, R. A., Madness and Society in Eighteenth.

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R.A. Houston, Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (Oxford: Clarendon, ); A. Suzuki, Madness at Home: The Psychiatrist, the Patient and the Family in England, (London and Berkeley: University of California Press, ).Eighteenth Century Scotland.

Parish Life in Eighteenth Century Scotland In every parish in Scotland responded to a questionnaire covering such areas as lifestyle, customs, industry, agriculture, geology and wildlife. Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster in Caithness sent out these questions with the aim of employing them for the positive benefit of Scotland by demonstrating to the government.