Gender, Health, and Healing, 1250-1550
co-winner of the 2020 collaborative project award from the Society of early modern women and gender
Sara Ritchey, Sharon Strocchia (eds)
By foregrounding gender as an organizing principle of healthcare, this volume challenge traditional binaries that ahistorically separate care from cure, medicine from religion, and domestic healing from fee-for-service medical exchanges. The essays illuminate previously hidden and undervalued forms of healthcare and varieties of body knowledge produced and transmitted outside the traditional settings of university, guild, and academy. They draw on non-traditional source such as vernacular regimens, oral communications, religious and legal sources, images and objects to reveal additional locations for producing body knowledge in households, religious communities, hospices, and public markets. Emphasizing cross-confessional and multi-linguistic exchange, the essays also reveal the multiple pathways for knowledge transfer in these centuries. The volume provides a synoptic view of how gender and cross-cultural exchange shaped medical theory and practice in later medieval and Renaissance societies.
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