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The 'unconscious' and Catholicism in France

Abstract:

In nineteenth-century France, science and religion have often been portrayed as irredeemably opposed to one another. This article seeks to revise this interpretation by showing how these apparently dissonant views intermingled in the study of hysteria. Through a survey of attitudes towards Catholicism and in their treatment of Catholic patients, the article shows how French psychiatrists and neurologists were deeply indebted to religious iconography and experience, despite their vehement anti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0018246X04003711

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
The Historical Journal Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
2
Pages:
331-354
Publication date:
2004-06-05
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EISSN:
1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
URN:
uuid:ece0b5b0-d374-4916-8d26-c23568f456fc
Local pid:
ora:3541

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