Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

By (author)  , Introduction by 

List price: US$7.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Whenever struck by campaigns, fads, cults and fashions, the reader may take some comfort that Charles Mackay can demonstrate historical parallels for almost every neurosis of our times. The South Sea Bubble, Witch Mania, Alchemy, the Crusades, Fortune-telling, Haunted Houses, and even 'Tulipomania' are only some of the subjects covered in this book, which is given a contemporary perspective through Professor Norman Stone's lively new Introduction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 38mm | 399.17g
  • Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 1853263494
  • 9781853263491
  • 17,206