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Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of ReasonVintage, 1988

Considered by many to be Foucault's masterpiece, this book examines the evolving meaning of madness in European culture, from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century, while also offering a critique of historical method and the very idea of history.

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