By Green, Vivian
From Caligula to Stalin and beyond, this book offers a unique and pioneering look at the recurring phenomenon of the 'mad king' from the early centuries of the Christian era to modern times. The remarkable facts that emerge lead the author to contend that mental health has played... a determinant part in the making of history, where private traumas provoke the public policies of deranged statesmen. This controversial study makes for fascinating reading; it also offers a challenging new perspective on our understanding both of history and contemporary politics.Read more
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Vivian Green, DD, FR,Hist.S, was formerly Fellow and Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford. His numerous publications Renaissance and Reformation, The ater Plantagenets, Martin Luther and The Reformation, Medieval Civilization in Western Europe and a New History of Christianity. He lives in Burford.
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