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Riassunto: This is a study of the complex system of practices, beliefs and taboos which surrounded conception and childbirth in early modern Europe. The book describes the activities and attitudes of the midwives and mothers, and the sufferings they had to endure. In this pre-industrial setting, the emphasis on nature, and heredity and continuity led to a repudiation of barren women and malformed babies, and a preference for male children. The book explores the role of the Church, and herbalists and alchemists.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
Titolo: History Of Childbirth: Fertility, Pregnancy,...
Casa editrice: Northeastern
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Northeastern, 1991. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP86040644
Descrizione libro Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Northeastern Univ Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. OUT-OF-PRINT. "In this meticulously researched book, Gelis examines childbirth in Western continental Europe from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. He explores practices, beliefs, rituals, and customs surrounding fertility, conception, birth, and early childhood. Although his interests are clearly anthropological, this book is of value to women's studies, history of medicine, and social history collections. The role of folklore and magic in the rites of childbirth are central to this work. However, Gelis stops short of examining the transition into 20th century practice. Furthermore, with such heavy emphasis on continental Europe, there are few English references for North American researchers. Still, this is a valuable treatise and is highly recommended for academic libraries.". Codice libro della libreria H1972B
Descrizione libro Northeastern University Pres, Boston, 1991. hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Illustrated (illustratore). 1st edition. 8vo, 326 pp. Codice libro della libreria 050961
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815555310274.0