Book ID: CBB001211234

Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (2012)


Blackshaw, Gemma (Editor)
Wieber, Sabine (Editor)

Berghahn Books

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: viii + 213 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Contents: The mad objects of fin-de-siècle Vienna : journeys, contexts, and dislocations in the exhibition 'Madness and modernity' / Leslie Topp -- Solving riddles : Freud, Vienna, and the historiography of madness / Steven Beller -- Symphonies and psychosis in Mahler's Vienna / Gavin Plumley -- Creating an appropriate social milieu : journeys to health at a sanatorium for nervous disorders / Nicola Imrie -- Travel to the spas : the growth of health tourism in Central Europe 1850-1914 / Jill Steward -- Vienna's most fashionable neurasthenic : Empress Sisi and the cult of size zero / Sabine Wieber -- Peter Altenberg : authoring madness in Vienna circa 1900 / Gemma Blackshaw -- Hell is not interesting, it is terrifying : a reading of the madhouse chapter in Robert Musil's The man without qualities -- Reason dazzled : Klimt, Krakauer, and Eyes of the Medusa / Luke Heighton -- Mapping the sanatorium : Heinrich Obersteiner and the art of psychiatric patients in Oberdbling around 1900 / Anna Lehninger -- The Wuerttemberg Asylum of Schussenried : a psychiatric space and its encounter with literature and culture from the outside / Thomas Mueller and Frank Kuhn.

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Authors & Contributors
Jabert, Alexander
Harrington, Ralph
Melling, Joseph
Forsythe, Bill
Domingo, José Javier Plumed
Houston, R. A.
History of Psychiatry
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Social History of Medicine
Historical Journal
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
University of York
University of Toledo
Michigan State University
Mental disorders and diseases
Psychiatric hospitals
Therapeutic practice; therapy; treatment
Oppenheim, Hermann
Monakow, Constantin von
Morel, Bénédict Auguste
Forel, August Henri
Rüdin, Ernst
Janet, Pierre
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
16th century
Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)
Great Britain
United States
York Retreat

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