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    Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay. The subjects of Mackay's debunking include witchcraft, alchemy, crusades, duels, economic bubbles, fortune-telling, haunted houses, the Drummer of Tedworth, the influence of politics and religion on the shapes of beards and hair, magnetizers (influence of imagination in curing disease), murder through poisoning, prophecies, popular admiration of great thieves, popular follies of great cities, and relics.

    Contents:

    Volume 1: National Delusions:

    The Mississippi Scheme

    The South Sea Bubble

    The Tulipomania

    Relics

    Modern Prophecies

    Popular Admiration for Great Thieves

    Influence of Politics and Religion on the Hair and Beard

    Duels and Ordeals

    The Love of the Marvellous and the Disbelief of the True

    Popular Follies in Great Cities

    Old Price Riots

    The Thugs, or Phansigars

    Volume 2: Peculiar Follies:

    The Crusades

    The Witch Mania

    The Slow Poisoners

    Haunted Houses

    Volume 3: Philosophical Delusions :

    The Alchemysts

    Fortune Telling

    The Magnetisers

    Atributos LU

    TítuloExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
    SubtítuloVol.1-3
    AutorCharles Mackay
    Biografía del Autor

    Charles Mackay (1814-1889) was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter, remembered mainly for his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Mackay visited North America in the 1850s, publishing his observations as Life and Liberty in America. During the American Civil War he returned there as a correspondent for The Times, in which capacity he discovered and disclosed the Fenian conspiracy.

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    ISXN4057664094612
    Año de Edición2019
    Núm. Páginas658
    Peso (Físico)0
    IdiomaInglés
    Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)1.15
    Formato Electrónico (Virtual)EPUB
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