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Dante epilettico, o anche isterico. Una storia psichiatriico letteraria di fine Ottocento

  • Enrico Artifoni

In the last decade of the 19th century psychiatric sciences in Italy proposed many psychopathological interpretations of exceptional personalities. An important role was played by the psychiatrist Cesare Lombroso with his books on genius and madness, which inspired other similar research. The case of Dante Alighieri, on whom Lombroso made a diagnosis of epilepsy, is part of this context. The article analyses the main texts (for and against) of this psychiatric-literary affair and clarifies the role of the French doctor Max Durand-Fardel, from whom Lombroso said he took the cue for his diagnosis of epilepsy.

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  • 19th century; Dante Alighieri; Cesare Lombroso; Max Durand-Fardel; history of medievalism; history of psychiatry; epilepsy.,
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Enrico Artifoni

University of Turin, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-4279-0533

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  • Publication Year: 2021
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Dante epilettico, o anche isterico. Una storia psichiatriico letteraria di fine Ottocento

Authors

Enrico Artifoni

Language

Italian

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-423-6.01

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2021

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© 2021 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Book Title

«Fiere vicende dell’età di mezzo»

Book Subtitle

Studi per Gian Maria Varanini

Editors

Paola Guglielmotti, Isabella Lazzarini

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

344

Publication Year

2021

Copyright Information

© 2021 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-423-6

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978-88-5518-422-9

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978-88-5518-423-6

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978-88-5518-425-0

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Reti Medievali E-Book

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2704-6362

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2704-6079

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