Jan Thorbecke Verlag Lebensart im Jan Thorbecke Verlag Geschichte im Jan Thorbecke Verlag Die Verlagsgruppe mit Sinn für das Leben
Advanced search  
<<< Title 5 of 12 in »History« >>>
Hans-Dieter Otto -
ISBN: 978-3-7995-0443-0
Hardcover with dust jacket
248 pages
with illustrations
Format 14 x 22 cm
EUR 24.99
Sold: Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Latvian

Information sheet

Our King is Crazy!

Mad Rulers from Caligula to Ludwig II
Caligula – Nero – Charles VI of France – Henry VI of England – Joana of Castile – Eric XIV of Sweden – George III of England – Christian VII of Denmark – Ludwig II of Bavaria
In drawings or paintings of »insane asylums« from earlier centuries we can see how chained, mentally deranged prisoners were held like animals under the supervision of »taskmasters« in inhumane conditions. With contorted faces and wide open or rolled eyes, they vegetate apathetically, a gruesome vision of abject misery that isn’t easily forgotten. Everywhere in the world and at the most diverse times there have been mentally ill people, from antiquity until modernity. Some of them were famous and powerful rulers – often with fatal consequences for their subjects.

In his book, Hans-Dieter Otto examines nine cases of famous rulers who were considered by their contemporaries to be mad. Using these examples, he explains how mental illness was dealt with in their time period and what effect their illness had on the politics of their respective countries.
a history of how mental illness has been handled by means of case studies
clearly written, fascinating to read
well-known author
More information in German
Display title in German.
Patmos Verlag
Verlag am Eschbach
Matthias Grünewald Verlag
Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Kunstverlag Ver Sacrum
Nehmen Sie Platz und genießen Sie die Angebote unserer Verlage
Verlagsgruppe Patmos

Lebe gut - Ihr kostenloses Kundenmagazin der Verlagsgruppe Patmos
Die Jahreszeiten
unseres Lebens
Lebe gut bei Facebook
Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Verlagsgruppe Patmos in der Schwabenverlag AG
Senefelderstraße 12 · D-73760 Ostfildern
Telefon: +49 (0) 711 44 06-0 · Fax: +49 (0) 711 44 06-199
Vorstand: Ulrich Peters · Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Dr. Clemens Stroppel
Registergericht Stuttgart, HRB 210919 · USt.-Id.Nr.: DE 147 799 617
Kontakt | Sitemap | AGB | Versandkosten | Widerruf | Datenschutz | Impressum