Genre(s): Modern Languages
- June 2008 · 288pages · 216x138mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708320105
Focuses on the subject of ‘melancholy madness’ in Spain. This work demonstrates that the subject of melancholy in the Spanish Golden Age is an indispensable link in a chain which may help us to understand the appearance of sadness and malcontent in Europe at the dawn of modernity.
'One can only welcome such a thoughtful and scholarly contribution within the context of sixteenth-century Spain, a scintillating epoch largely off the radar of most medical historians, and appreciate the inspired idea of the Iberian and Latin Studies editors to translate this important book into English.' Edward Shorter, History of Psychiatry 20 (4)