Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Whenever struck by campaigns, fads, cults and fashions, the reader may take some comfort that Charles Mackay can demonstrate historical parallels for almost every neurosis of our times. The South Sea Bubble, Witch Mania, Alchemy, the Crusades, Fortune-telling, Haunted Houses, and even 'Tulipomania' are only some of the subjects covered in this book, which is given a contemporary perspective through Professor Norman Stone's lively new Introduction.
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THE MISSISSIPPI SCHEME
THE SOUTHSEA BUBBLE
Introductory remarksPretended antiquity of the atGeter
Revolution of 1830The King of Bavaria 1838 orders
Different accounts of the Crusaders derived from History
THE SLOW POISONERS
Cant phrasesQuozWhat a shocking bad hatHookey
POPULAR ADMIRATION OF GREAT THIEVES
Robin HoodClaude DuvalDick TurpinJonathan WildJack
The True CrossTears of our SaviourThe Santa Scala or Holy
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