Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull

Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull
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Overview: The nineteenth century seems to have been full of hysterical women–or so they were diagnosed. Where are they now? The very disease no longer exists. In this fascinating account, Andrew Scull tells the story of hysteria–an illness that disappeared not through medical endeavor, but through growing understanding and cultural change. The lurid history of hysteria makes fascinating reading. Charcot’s clinics showed off flamboyantly "hysterical" patients taking on sexualized poses, and among the visiting professionals was one Sigmund Freud. Scull discusses the origins of the idea of hysteria, the development of a neurological approach by John Sydenham and others, hysteria as a fashionable condition, and its growth from the 17th century. Subsequently, the "disease" declined and eventually disappeared.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Future’s Series, All About History – The Romanovs

Future’s Series: All About History – The Romanovs
Requirements: .PDF reader, 28 MB
Overview: On 12 February 1984, Grand Duchess Anastasia of the overthrown Romanov family died – or so many believed. In fact, this elderly lady was an imposter; a Polish peasant girl who’d duped the world for over five decades. When the lie was revealed, this great conspiracy once again captivated the world.

But the imperial family were no stranger to mystery and intrigue – over the course of three centuries, the Romanovs courted scandal, from the trysts of Catherine the Great to the disappearance of Ivan VI.

In this brand-new book, we reveal the scandalous rise of this royal dynasty, from the surprise ascent of Tsar Michael I and the enlightened reign of Peter the Great, to the tragic abdication and murder of Tsar Nicholas II in the midst of World War
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Future’s Series, All About History – The Romanovs

Future’s Series: All About History – The Romanovs
Requirements: .PDF reader, 28 MB
Overview: On 12 February 1984, Grand Duchess Anastasia of the overthrown Romanov family died – or so many believed. In fact, this elderly lady was an imposter; a Polish peasant girl who’d duped the world for over five decades. When the lie was revealed, this great conspiracy once again captivated the world.

But the imperial family were no stranger to mystery and intrigue – over the course of three centuries, the Romanovs courted scandal, from the trysts of Catherine the Great to the disappearance of Ivan VI.

In this brand-new book, we reveal the scandalous rise of this royal dynasty, from the surprise ascent of Tsar Michael I and the enlightened reign of Peter the Great, to the tragic abdication and murder of Tsar Nicholas II in the midst of World War
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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