Contents


Buddies

Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas: A Correspondence edited by Mary Hyde

Madness

Unclean Spirits: Possession and Exorcism in France and England in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries by D.P. Walker

Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety, and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England by Michael MacDonald

Health, Medicine and Mortality in the Sixteenth Century edited by Charles Webster

Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen: The Social History of Psychiatry in the Victorian Era edited by Andrew Scull

Ancient Biggies

Who Was Who in the Roman World: 753 BC-AD 476 edited by Diana Bowder

Who Was Who in the Greek World: 776 BC-30 BC edited by Diana Bowder

Contributors

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Amartya Sen is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. His most recent book is An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions, cowritten with Jean Drèze.
 (October 2013)

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. His latest book is The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States.

Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.