Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2777
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Green , Monica H.
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  • Title: Traittié tout de mençonges: The "Secrés des dames," "Trotula," and Attitudes toward Women's Medicine in Fourteenth- and Early-Fifteenth-Century France
  • Source: Christine de Pizan and the Categories of Difference.  Edited by Marilynn Desmond.  University of Minnesota Press, 1998.  Pages 146 - 178. Later reprinted in Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts. Monica H. Green. Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS680. Ashgate Publishing, 2000, VI:146-178.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Aristotle, Ancient Philosopher Christine de Pizan, Poet Gynecology Medicine Misogyny in Literature Secres des Dames, French Translation of the Secreta Mulierum, Medical Text Trotula, Medical Compilation
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: Green takes on a difficult question: why did Christine de Pizan omit the well-known medical author Trotula from her City of Ladies? Green's plausible response, based on a detailed study of the Trotula manuscript tradition, is that by the early fifteenth c
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  • Table: Two figures. Figure One Depiction of "Trotula," early 14th century, France, manuscript of the Trotula ensemble (London, Wellcome Institute for the History of medicine, MS 544, p. 65). Figure Two "'Trotula' Expounding on the Nature of Women" from "Placides et TimŽo," the rubric above the illumination reads:"Come la femme lit as clers les secres de nature" ("How the woman reads to the clerk the secrets of nature" (Rennes, Bibliothque Municipale, MS 593, an. 1304, fol. 532r).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Duke University
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816630801
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