Ow far is it true that madness before the enlightenment is understood in primarily religious terms?

For this you would need to look at the various religious explanations for madness and melancholia, but also think about the other ways people explained it at the time, eg through the humoural system.

SOURCES RELEVANT

Schmidt, J. (2007). Melancholy and the care of the soul: religion, moral philosophy and madness in early modern England. Aldershot, England, Ashgate (PLEASE USE)

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