Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6086
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cabré , Montserrat.
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  • Title: From a Master to a Laywoman: A Feminine Manual of Self-Help
  • Source: Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam 20, ( 2000): Pages 371 - 393.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty Catalan Literature Cosmetics Dedicatees and Dedications Joan, Master, Physician and Author- Trotula Medicine Physicians Princesses Sources
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, 3356, fols. 1r- 33v. "Trotula" compiled by Mestre Joan. Written in Catalan by three scribes in the late fourteenth century.
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  • Abstract: This article analyzes master Joan’s Tròtula, a late fourteenth-century Catalan text on women’s health addressed to an infanta of Aragon which survives in one late fourteenth-century manuscript. It presents a hypothesis regarding its genre, its composition and use at the Catalan-Aragonese Court, and its later fortuna. It considers how Master Joan inscribed in the text a conception of women’s medical needs, while also defining lay women’s involvement in maintaining their health.
  • Author's Affiliation: Universitat de Barcelona and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Email: mcabre@bicat.csic.es
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02119536
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