Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography

  • Authors
  • Katharine Hodgkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 60-85
  4. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 118-134
  5. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 135-158
  6. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 159-176
  7. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 177-191
  8. Katharine Hodgkin
    Pages 192-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 198-266

About this book


What did it mean to be mad in seventeenth-century England? This book uses vivid autobiographical accounts of mental disorder to explore the ways madness was identified and experienced from the inside, asking how certain people came to be defined as insane, and what we can learn from the accounts they wrote.


England history seventeenth century

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51354-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-62642-3
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