A History of Delusions

The Glass King, a Substitute Husband and a Walking Corpse

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Publisher Description

‘Fascinating and compassionate’ Horatio Clare

• The King of France – thinking he was made of glass – was terrified he might shatter…and he wasn’t alone.
• After the Emperor met his end at Waterloo, an epidemic of Napoleons piled into France’s asylums.
• Throughout the nineteenth century, dozens of middle-aged women tried to convince their physicians that they were, in fact, dead.

For centuries we’ve dismissed delusions as something for doctors to sort out behind locked doors. But delusions are more than just bizarre quirks – they hold the key to collective anxieties and traumas.

In this groundbreaking history, Victoria Shepherd uncovers stories of delusions from medieval times to the present day and implores us to identify reason in apparent madness.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
AVAILABLE
2022
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Oneworld Publications
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
5
MB

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