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The initial impetus for this book came from the seminar Crises of Mind, held at the University of Jyväskylä in 2013 where early versions of most of the chapters in this collection were first discussed. The editors would like to heartily thank all the contributors for wholeheartedly participating in this project and making the book possible. We would also like to thank the generous support of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History and Ethnology (HELA) in Jyväskylä, which enabled the development of the book over a period of time. In addition, Health and Well-being Research Group at HELA has offered us an important arena for intellectual exchange. Markku would like to thank the Department of History, University of Oulu, for support during the book editing stage, and Joey Power, Megan Vaughan, Petteri Pietikäinen and Kalle Kananoja for advice, discussions and inspiration. Warm thanks are also due to Alex Reed for English proofreading, Liz Eastcott for expert consultancy, and research assistant Jussi Lampinen for editorial help. Tuomas would like to thank professors Greg Eghigian, Csaba Pléh, and Pertti Ahonen for inspiration and support along the way. He also wants to express his warm gratitude to all the friends in Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, for their collegial support especially during the early stages of this project. Jari would like to thank the participants of Mental Illness and Social Class -workshop for comments and support. Finally, we would like to wholeheartedly thank the anonymous manuscript reviewers for their thorough, insightful and scholarly comments and critique, which was of great value for improving the work.

Encountering Crises of the Mind

Madness, Culture and Society, 1200s-1900s