Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The original text of this work was published in Paris, in 1961, as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique. Madness and Civilisation was the English translation (by Richard Howard) of an abridged French version from which 300 pages had been cut.
His other books expand on themes established here: power and imprisonment are at the very heart of this study. Madness and Civilization will change the way in which you think about society. Madness and Civilization, Foucault's first book and his finest accomplishment, will change the way in which you think about society.