Revels in madness insanity in medicine and literature corporealities discourses of disability paperback december 23 2004 by allen thiher author visit amazons allen thiher page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for . This well written book is a fantastic way to begin a study into the continuities and breaks in the european conceptions of madness from ancient greece until the late 20th century particularly as they appear in medicine and in literature. Allen thiher revels in madness insanity in medicine and literature corporealities discourses of disability ann arbor university of michigan press 2000 pp 354 3600 us5750 0 472 11035 7 volume 47 issue 1 elaine showalter. Revels in madness insanity in medicine and literature in this book additional information revels in madness insanity in medicine and literature covering the entire history of western thought and treating both literary and medical discourses with subtlety and verve louis sass author of madness and modernism the scope of this book . Insanity in medicine and literature allen thiher corporealities discourses of disability revels in madness offers a history of western cultures shifting understandings of insanity as evidenced in its literature and as influenced by medical knowledge the survey traces the period from the development of greek medicine and of greek
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