Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2978
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mafart , Bertrand- Yves.
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  • Title: Approche de la mortalité maternelle au moyen âge en provence
  • Source: La Femme pendant le Moyen Âge et l'époque moderne. Actes des Sixiémes Journées Anthropologiques de Valbonne 9-10-11 juin 1992.  Edited by Luc BuchetDossier de Documentation Archéologique, 17.  CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques) Éditions, 1994.  Pages 207 - 219.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Human Remains Infants Mortality Pregnancy Provence
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 5- 6, 11- 12
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  • Table: Four graphs and three tables. Figure One Graph of maternal mortality as a function of age in eighteenth century rural France (from Bideau, 1981). Figure Two Graph of maternal mortality as a function of age at Mogneneins between the end of the seventeenth century and the middle of the nineteenth century (from Bideau, 981). Figure Three Graph of the delay between childbirth and the death of the mother in eighteenth century rural France (from Bideau, 1981). Figure Four Age of babies whose mothers died during the birth in eighteenth century rural France (from Bideau, 1981). Figure Five Table of the index of maternal mortality during pregnancy in four medieval populations. Figure Six table of the global maternal mortality in the four medieval populations. Figure Seven Table of the index of fetal and neonatal mortality in the four medieval populations.
  • Abstract: Maternity is often retained as an essential cause for feminine mortality, especially with young women, in past populations. Present and early epidemiologic data should lead to consider maternity risks more realistically [sic] and, thereby, to minimise them. The conditions that obtain [sic] in the study of inhumated populations demand that we define specific factors to compare these populations between one another and, cautiously, with more recent ones.
  • Author's Affiliation: Faculté de médecine secteur nord, Marseille
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2271051576
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