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Operatic Fantasies in Early Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry

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Book chapter

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Authors

Raz, Carmel 

Abstract

In his celebrated essay on insanity in the Dictionnaire des sciences médicales (1816), French psychiatrist Étienne Esquirol marvelled at the earlier custom of allowing asylum inmates to attend theatrical productions at Charenton.

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Operatic Fantasies in Early Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry

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Nineteenth-Century Opera and the Scientific Imagination

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781316275863

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European Research Council (638241)