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Wild Beasts and Idle Humours: Insanity Defense from Antiquity to the Present

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ISBN13: 9780674952904
ISBN: 0674952901
Published: February 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £21.95



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How does the law regard and define mental incompetence? To what extent has the law relied on extra-legal authorities - be they religious or scientific - to frame its own categories of mental incompetence? This text takes readers on a journey through the changing historical landscape of human nature and offers a look at the legal conceptions of insanity from the pre-classical Greek world to the present. It should be of use to those interested in the evolution of thinking about legal insanity.

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Subjects:
Legal History