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1st Edition

Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800

ISBN 9781848930865
Published July 1, 2012 by Routledge
1264 Pages

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Book Description

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.