Autism in History by Rab Houston
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Autism in History
By Rab Houston

Autism in History

The Case of Hugh Blair of Borgue

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Autism in History by Rab Houston

Book Description

This engaging story of an eighteenth century Scottish laird whose brief arranged marriage was annulled on the grounds of his mental capacity -- which seen through modern eyes can be identified as autism. It is a story of villainy and innocence, and provides a fascinating historical context to which the latest theories on autism are applied.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631220893
ISBN-10: 0631220895
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Rab Houston

Peasant Petitions by Rab Houston Peasant Petitions, Hardback (July 2014)

This book examines the structures and texture of rural social relationships, using one type of document found in abundance over all the four component parts of Britain and Ireland: petitions from tenants to their landlords. The book offers unexpected angles on many aspects of society and economy on estates in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Coroners of Northern Britain c. 1300-1700 by Rab Houston Coroners of Northern Britain c. 1300-1700, Hardback (March 2014)

For the last 800 years coroners have been important in England's legal and political landscape, best known as investigators of sudden, suspicious, or unexplained death. Against the background of the coroner's role in historic England, this book explains how sudden death was investigated by magistrates in Scotland.

Scotland: A Very Short Introduction by Rab Houston Scotland: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (November 2008)

This Very Short Introduction explores the key themes from more than 1,000 years of Scotland's fascinating history. Covering everything from the Jacobites to devolution to the modern economy, this concise account presents a fully-integrated picture of what Scottish society, culture, politics and religion look like, and why.

Autism in History by Rab Houston Autism in History, Hardback (September 2000)

This work is the result of a collaboration between a social historian and a cognitive scientist. It examines the enigmatic case of Hugh Blair Borg, an 18th-century Scottish Laird, whose brief arranged marriage was annulled on the grounds of his mental incapacity.

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Author Biography - Rab Houston

Rab Houston is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has extensive research experience in the social history of Britain and Europe in the early modern period. Best known for his work on seventeenth and eighteenth--century Scotland, his published books include Madness and Society in Eighteenth--Century Scotland. Uta Frith is a Professor of Cognitive Development at University College of London and Deputy Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College of London. She has pioneered investigations into the mind of the individual with autism and has a keen interest in the impact of the disorder on both sufferer and carers. Her book, Autism: Explaining the Enigma has been translated into many languages.

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