Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800 vol 1: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800 vol 1

1st Edition

By Leigh Wetherall Dickson, Allan Ingram, David Walker, Anita O'Connell, Michelle Faubert


256 pages

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Hardback: 9781138752467
pub: 2012-07-01
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As a psychiatric term ‘depression’ dates back only as far as the mid-nineteenth century. Before then a wide range of terms were used: ‘melancholy’ carried enormous weight, and was one of the two confirmed forms of eighteenth-century insanity. This four-volume set is the first large-scale study of depression across an extensive period.

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