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1st Edition

Lifes Preservative Against Self-Killing

ISBN 9780415730839
Published March 12, 2015 by Routledge
436 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1637, was the first full-length treatise on suicide published in English. Originally published in 1988 as part of the Tavistock Classics in the History of Psychiatry series, the introduction by Michael MacDonald places the book in the context of attitudes to suicide in its day, as well as showing some of the ways that this theological book is also a study of the psychology and sociology of suicide. It also discusses the evolution of the law of suicide and analyses the religious beliefs held about it at the time, before going on to look John Sym himself and the structure of his book.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction by Michael MacDonald. Lifes Preservative Against Self-Killing by John Sym.

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