Women's Secrets

Women's Secrets

Author: Helen Rodnite Lemay

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791411435

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Women's Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence. Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, lascivious creatures built on the misogyny of the work's Aristotelian sources and laid the groundwork for serious persecution of women. Both the content of the treatise and the reputation of its author (erroneously believed to be Albertus Magnus) inspired a few medieval scholars to compose lengthy commentaries on the text, substantial selections from which are included, providing further evidence of how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female body.
Women's Secrets
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Helen Rodnite Lemay, Albertus, Albert le Grand (saint).)
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Women's Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the
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Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Rebecca May Wilkin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Grounded in medical, juridical, and philosophical texts of 16th- and 17th-century France, this study tells the story of how the idea of woman contributed to the emergence of modern science. It challenges scholars to revise deeply held notions regarding the place of women in the early modern search for truth.
The Secrets Women Keep
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Dr. Jill Hubbard
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-09 - Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Women keep secrets – from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? And why would anyone want to live an airbrushed version of herself instead of a rich, unencumbered, authentic life? In The Secrets Women Keep, popular radio host and clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard
Handbook to Life in the Medieval World, 3-Volume Set
Language: en
Pages: 987
Authors: Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Linda Gale Jones
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Capturing the essence of life in great civilizations of the past, each volume in the
Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Sophie Duncan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siecle illuminates the most iconoclastic performances of Shakespeare's heroines in late Victorian theatre, through the celebrity, commentary, and wider careers of the actresses who played them. By bringing together fin-de-siecle performances of Shakespeare and contemporary Victorian drama for the first time, this book illuminates