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The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness

 

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The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness

Bruce Lincoln


The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon explores for the first time, in archives and unpublished materials, the relationship between history and madness, ideology and pathology. “Ambitious monomania,” “revolutionary neuroses,” “democratic disease” are names of just some of the many “diseases” related to political convictions that French physicians discovered from 1789 to 1871. .... Read more

 

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