Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
Review of the hardback: 'Each of the essays in this collection is a gem.' British Medical Journal
Review of the hardback: '... makes for a fascinating read ... there is a depth of analysis that is refreshing ... the introductory essay should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the history of trauma within psychiatry. the book represents a successful fusion of cultural history and the history of ideas, and promises to intrigue historians and other readers for many years to come.' History Today
Review of the hardback: '... it succeeds in providing a considerably more nuanced examination of the history of trauma, with an important comparative dimension.' The Times Literary Supplement
Review of the hardback: ' ... with the publication of Traumatic Pasts the historical study of trauma can be said to have achieved intellectual maturity. ... detailed and thoughful essays add new dimensions to our understanding of trauma, past and present, and provide important guidelines for future research.' History Workshop Journal
Review of the hardback: 'In its balanced tone, careful documentation, and attentiveness to gender, class and culture, this ... is a model for scholars of trauma in many disciplines.' German History
Review of the hardback: '... an exemplary introduction, in which the intellectual lineage of post-traumatic stress disorder is fully set out.' Social History of Medicine
Review of the hardback: ' ... this is a welcome and valuable book which adds significantly to our knowledge.' Medical History
Review of the hardback: '... this book represents a good example of the potential of comparative studies to cast fresh light on what may seem a familiar subject. Especially striking are the insights it reveals into the contrasting French and American responses to traumatized soldiers during the First world War.' Annals of Science
Review of the hardback: 'The book's primary goals are to provide a generous sample of the best new historical scholarship on trauma; to indicate the empirical, analytical, and methodological scope of this work; and to present some of the conceptual and methodological issues inherent in writing about the subject ... All these goals are achieved in a readable style which ... will appeal to a general readership beyond trauma experts.' German Historical Institute Bulletin
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