Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 1 by Charles Mackay

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 1

byCharles Mackay

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A history of popular follies, the book chronicles its subjects in three parts: “National Delusions”, “Peculiar Follies”, and “Philosophical Delusions”. The subjects of Mackay’s debunking include economic bubbles, alchemy, crusades, witch-hunts, prophecies, fortune-telling, magnetisers (influence of imagination in curing disease), shape of hair and beard (influence of politics and religion on), murder through poisoning, haunted houses, popular follies of great cities, popular admiration of great thieves, duels, and relics. 

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Title:Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Some Good PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:168105549X

ISBN - 13:9781681055497

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