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Madness and Civilization

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Written by Michel FoucaultAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michel Foucault

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 28, 1988
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72110-9 (0-679-72110-X)
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Foucault discusses the question of madness and how to define it by studying madness from 1500 to 1800--from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built for the first time, and a wall was erected between the insane and the rest of humanity.   Introduction by Jose Barchilon, M.D.  Translated by Richard Howard.