Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9166
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bildhauer , Bettina.
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  • Title: The "Secrets of Women" (c. 1300): A Medieval Perspective on Menstruation [The author analyzes a fifteenth century German language translations of the natural philosophical text, the "Secrets of Women." It presents a system in which gender is defined by the body with men as the norm and women as dangerous, impure, and weak. Title note provided by Feminae.].
  • Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.  Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  Pages 65 - 75.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Gender Gynecology Menstruation Medicine Misogyny Secreta Mulierum, Medical Text
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13, 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of St. Andrews
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403939357
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