Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Mackay

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Author Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889
Title Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Contents The Mississippi scheme -- The south-sea bubble -- The tulipomania -- The alchymists -- Modern prophecies -- Fortune-telling -- The magnetisers -- Influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard -- The crusades -- The witch mania -- The slow poisoners -- Haunted houses -- Popular follies of great cities -- Popular admiration of great thieves -- Duels and ordeals -- Relics.
Language English
LoC Class AZ: General Works: History of scholarship and learning, The humanities
Subject Social psychology
Subject Swindlers and swindling
Subject Impostors and imposture
Subject Alchemy
Subject Delusions
Subject Occultism -- Early works to 1900
Subject Investments -- Psychological aspects
Subject Stock exchanges -- Psychological aspects
Subject Hallucinations and illusions
Subject Common fallacies
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EBook-No. 24518
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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