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The Resource Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain, Alison Winter

Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain, Alison Winter

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Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain
Title
Mesmerized
Title remainder
powers of mind in Victorian Britain
Statement of responsibility
Alison Winter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Across Victorian Britain, in castles and cottages, rectories and pubs, and even hospitals and churches, thousands of women and hundreds of men were put into mesmeric trances. Apparently reasonable human beings twisted into bizarre postures, called out in unknown languages, and placidly bore assaults that should have caused unbearable pain. The Victorians were literally entranced - mesmerized - with this phenomenon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winter, Alison
Dewey number
154.7/0941/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1125
LC item number
.W56 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 A-738
  • BF 1125
NLM item number
W784m 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mesmer, Franz Anton
  • Mesmerism
  • Great Britain
  • Manners and customs
  • Mesmerism
  • Great Britain
  • Mesmerisme
  • Wetenschap
  • Pseudowetenschap
  • Sociale geschiedenis
  • Magnétisme animal
  • Mesmérisme
  • Hypnosis
  • Social Conditions
  • United Kingdom
Label
Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain, Alison Winter
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovery of the island of mesmeria -- Animal magnetism comes to london -- Experimental subjects as scientific instruments -- Carnival, chapel, and pantomime -- The peripatetic power of the "New Science" -- Consultations, conversaziones, and institutions -- The invention of anesthesia and the redefinition of pain -- Colonizing sensations in victorian India -- Emanations from the sickroom -- The mesmeric cure of souls -- Expertise, common sense, and the territories of science --The social body and the invention of consensus
Control code
ocm39217102
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780226902197
Lccn
98021833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39217102
  • (OCoLC)39217102
Label
Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain, Alison Winter
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovery of the island of mesmeria -- Animal magnetism comes to london -- Experimental subjects as scientific instruments -- Carnival, chapel, and pantomime -- The peripatetic power of the "New Science" -- Consultations, conversaziones, and institutions -- The invention of anesthesia and the redefinition of pain -- Colonizing sensations in victorian India -- Emanations from the sickroom -- The mesmeric cure of souls -- Expertise, common sense, and the territories of science --The social body and the invention of consensus
Control code
ocm39217102
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780226902197
Lccn
98021833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39217102
  • (OCoLC)39217102

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