Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes landgraves and counts plus one Holy Roman emperor were known as mad so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove th

  • Title: Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany
  • Author: H.C. Erik Midelfort
  • ISBN: 9780813915012
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them This book is the first study these princes, and a few princesses, as a group in context The result is a flood of new lightDuring the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them This book is the first study these princes, and a few princesses, as a group in context The result is a flood of new light on the history of Renaissance medicine and of psychiatry, on German politics and in the century of Reformation, and on the shifting Renaissance definitions of madness.

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    1. In my mind, this is how mental illness should be studied by historians. Historians who spend their entire works trying to diagnose historical figures with modern illnesses are doing a disservice to historical peoples and to themselves. Understanding them on their own terms, and noting how these change over time, is really the only way to go. This is a wonderful, if short, book on the subject. It's definitely recommended.

    2. Absolutely well-researched. Unfortunately not every researcher was meant to be a writer. The book was not portrayed to be a textbook, and thus I thought it would be something much different. I won't blame the author for that, but why did he so very frequently translate something only to then insist on putting it (parenthetically)in the original? Either the reader know Italian, Latin and German or they don't. Whether he did all the translating himself or had assistance, it is unfortunate that som [...]

    3. A story describing some bona fide crackpots, and others who just didn't want to go along with the chruch's way of doing things. Roman church wanted to keep everyone in line to keep the money coming in. The communists used the same tactics to "cure" insanity among the dissidents. Biogs of the Margrave Christofer I of Baden, Princess Anna of Saxony, Duke Wilhelm the Younger of Braunschweig-Luneberg, Duke Albrecht Friedreich of Prussia, Duke Johann Wilhelm of Julich-Cleves-Berg, Duchess Jakobe of J [...]

    4. This is a chronicle of German's monarchical idiots, retards, and psychos. If you don't mind inventory-style writing, then you would enjoy this book. But the most interesting thing about it is the title. If you want to absorb all the craziness of Europe's Most Funniest Inbreds, then you should look up the definition of the word "kunstkammer" or simply have lunch with me.

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