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History of Psychoanalysis


About the Series

This series seeks to present outstanding new books that illuminate any aspect of the history of psychoanalysis from its earliest days to the present, and to reintroduce classic texts to contemporary readers. 

To find out how to submit a proposal for this series, please contact Peter L. Rudnytsky at [email protected], or Susannah Frearson at [email protected].

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The Subversive Edge of Psychoanalysis

The Subversive Edge of Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By David James Fisher
November 05, 2024

The Subversive Edge of Psychoanalysis examines the radical and non-conformist perspectives of both classical and contemporary psychoanalysis.  The papers included in this book span the course of David James Fisher’s career. They contextualize significant cases from the recent history of ...

Freud’s British Family Reclaiming Lost Lives in Manchester and London

Freud’s British Family: Reclaiming Lost Lives in Manchester and London

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Roger Willoughby
October 29, 2024

Freud’s British Family presents ground-breaking research into the lives of the British branch of the Freud family, their connections to the founder of psychoanalysis, and into Freud’s relationship to Britain. Documenting the complex relationships the elder Freud brothers had with their much younger...

The Marquis de Puységur, Artificial Somnambulism, and the Discovery of the Unconscious Mind Memoirs to Serve the History and Establishment of Animal Magnetism

The Marquis de Puységur, Artificial Somnambulism, and the Discovery of the Unconscious Mind: Memoirs to Serve the History and Establishment of Animal Magnetism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Adam Crabtree, The Marquis de Puységur, Sarah Osei-Bonsu
September 03, 2024

The Marquis de Puységur, Artificial Somnambulism, and the Discovery of the Unconscious Mind presents the first full English translation of a foundational text in the history of psychodynamic thinking, and provides a contextual explanation of its contemporary significance. Written by Puységur in ...

Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939 A Biographical Compendium

Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939: A Biographical Compendium

1st Edition

By Christfried Toegel
May 02, 2024

Sigmund Freud, 1856–1939 draws on a wide range of primary sources to present all the datable events that took place in Sigmund Freud’s life, shining new light on his day-to-day experiences. Christfried Toegel’s work provides details and context for the personal, social and political conditions ...

Michael Balint and his World: The Budapest Years

Michael Balint and his World: The Budapest Years

1st Edition

Edited By Judit Szekacs-Weisz, Raluca Soreanu, Ivan Ward
December 01, 2023

This fascinating collection explores the life of renowned psychoanalyst Michael Balint in his native Budapest. With a Balint revival in mind, Michael Balint and his World: The Budapest Years brings together the work of psychoanalysts, social thinkers, historians, literary scholars, artists and ...

Sigmund Freud and his Patient Margarethe Csonka A Case of Homosexuality in a Woman in Modern Vienna

Sigmund Freud and his Patient Margarethe Csonka: A Case of Homosexuality in a Woman in Modern Vienna

1st Edition

By Michal Shapira
November 27, 2023

This book provides a historical analysis of one of Sigmund Freud’s least-studied cases, published in 1920 as The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman. Scholars of sexuality often focus on Freud’s writings on male homosexuality, disregarding his views on homosexual women. This book ...

Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe Narrative Assemblages of Self-Analysis, Life Writing, and Fiction

Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe: Narrative Assemblages of Self-Analysis, Life Writing, and Fiction

1st Edition

By Agnieszka Sobolewska
October 13, 2023

Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe explores the close relationship between psychoanalysis, psycho-medical discourses, literature, and the visual arts of the late 1800s and early 1900s in Central Europe. Agnieszka Sobolewska addresses the issue of theories and practices of ...

A Brief Apocalyptic History of Psychoanalysis Erasing Trauma

A Brief Apocalyptic History of Psychoanalysis: Erasing Trauma

1st Edition

By Carlo Bonomi
February 20, 2023

A Brief Apocalyptic History of Psychoanalysis returns us to the birth of psychoanalysis and the trauma of castration that is its umbilicus. The story told in this book centers on the genital mutilation endured in her childhood by Emma Eckstein, Freud’s most important patient in his abandonment of ...

'Occultism and the Origins of Psychoanalysis' and 'Sigmund Freud and The Forsyth Case' (2 Volume Set)

'Occultism and the Origins of Psychoanalysis' and 'Sigmund Freud and The Forsyth Case' (2 Volume Set)

1st Edition

By Maria Pierri
January 10, 2023

Sigmund Freud and The Forsyth Case uses newly discovered primary sources to investigate one of Sigmund Freud’s most mysterious clinical experiences, the Forsyth case. Maria Pierri begins with a preliminary illustration of the case, its historical context, and how it connects to Freud’s interests in...

Occultism and the Origins of Psychoanalysis Freud, Ferenczi and the Challenge of Thought Transference

Occultism and the Origins of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Ferenczi and the Challenge of Thought Transference

1st Edition

By Maria Pierri
November 30, 2022

Occultism and the Origins of Psychoanalysis traces the origins of key psychoanalytic ideas back to their roots in hypnosis and the occult. Maria Pierri follows Freud’s early interest in "thought-transmission," now known as telepathy. Freud’s private investigations led to discussions with other ...

Sigmund Freud and The Forsyth Case Coincidences and Thought-Transmission in Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud and The Forsyth Case: Coincidences and Thought-Transmission in Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Maria Pierri
November 30, 2022

Sigmund Freud and The Forsyth Case uses newly discovered primary sources to investigate one of Sigmund Freud’s most mysterious clinical experiences, the Forsyth case. The book details Pierri’s attempts to recover the lost original case notes, which are published here for the first time, to identify...

The Life of Gregory Zilboorg, 1890–1940 Psyche, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis

The Life of Gregory Zilboorg, 1890–1940: Psyche, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Caroline Zilboorg
September 17, 2021

The Life of Gregory Zilboorg, 1890–1940: Psyche, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis is the first volume of a meticulously researched two-part biography of the Russian-American psychoanalyst Gregory Zilboorg and chronicles the period from his birth as a Jew in Tsarist Russia to his prominence as a New ...

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