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History Extra podcast

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Society & Culture, History

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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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Ancient thinkers and the history of madness

July 30th, 2015

Episode 227 of 321 episodes

Historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes discusses three of history’s greatest philosophers: Socrates, Confucius and the Buddha, who all feature in her new BBC Four TV series. Meanwhile, Professor Andrew Scull talks to us about his recent book: Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity.

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