Medicine, Madness and Social History

Essays in Honour of Roy Porter

  • Editors
  • Roberta Bivins
  • John V. Pickstone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: ‘De Omni Scribili’

    1. John Pickstone, Roberta Bivins
      Pages 1-13
  3. Roy Porter and the Persons of History

    1. Harold J. Cook
      Pages 14-21
  4. The Science of History and the Politics of Science

  5. Bodies, Commodities and Social Difference

  6. Minds, Identities and Social Order

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 228-295

About this book


Written in honour of eminent historian Roy Porter by twenty of his colleagues and students, the collection renders cutting edge scholarship accessible. Historians from the three fields that Porter made his own - the histories of medicine, madness, and the Enlightenment - illustrate his influence while tackling major themes ranging from disability rights to the popularization of science. In their accounts, artisan gardeners jostle with anarchists, dentists, and hypnotists in a lively, and very Porterian, parade.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century Britain eighteenth century England enlightenment health history insanity liberty reform social history

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 978-1-349-35767-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23535-9
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