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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Author:
Charles Mackay (author)
Language:
English
Original language:
English
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions
Categories:
History and skepticism
Publisher series:
Wordsworth Reference Series
Publication year:
1995
Original publication year:
1841
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Table of Contents:
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  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • The Author
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Edition of 1852
  1. Money Mania — The Mississippi Scheme
  2. The South-Sea Bubble
  3. The Tulipomania
  4. The Alchemists
  5. Modern Prophecies
  6. Fortune-Telling
  7. The Magnetisers
  8. Influence of Politics and Religion on the Hair and Beard
  9. The Crusades
  10. The Witch Mania
  11. The Slow Poisoners
  12. Haunted Houses
  13. Popular Follies of Great Cities
  14. Popular Admiration of Great Thieves
  15. Duels and Ordeals
  16. Relics
  • Index

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