Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 28345
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Contributor(s): Faith Wallis, translator
Title : Jewish Doctors: The Case of Provence: A Jewish Doctor is Accused of Abortion and Malpractice [Court record of the case against Isaac, a surgeon, accused of giving a Christian woman an abortifacient. Includes Isaac’s defense with testimony from several witnesses. The defendant was found guilty and had to pay a fine of fifty pounds. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Medicine: A Reader.   Edited by Faith Wallis Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures, 15.   University of Toronto Press, 2010.  Pages 381 - 383.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 15314
Author(s): Butler, Sara M.
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Title : Abortion by Assault: Violence against Pregnant Women in Thirteenth and Fourteenth- Century England
Source: Journal of Women's History , 17., 4 ( 2005):  Pages 9 - 31.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 8483
Author(s): Elsakkers, Maríanne.
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Title : Inflicting Serious Bodily Harm: The Visigothic "Antiquae" on Violence and Abortion [The author analyzes five sections on abortion along with an injury tariff. The author argues that the Visigothic laws are concerned with serious bodily harm to the mothers, not with abortion per se. The situations mostly imply violence done to a pregnant woman against her will causing miscarriages, not women voluntarily selecting abortions. Nonetheless the compensation payments required distinguished between the "unformed" and "formed" fetus. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis. Revue d'histoire du droit. Legal History Review , 71., 40180 ( 2003):  Pages 55 - 63.
Year of Publication: 2003.

4. Record Number: 6611
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Title : Weapons to Probe the Womb: The Material Culture of Abortion and Contraception in the Early Byzantine Period [The author examines surviving medical instruments designed for surgical abortions and a variety of literary texts to determine the procedures as well as the social and religious contexts for birth control].
Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.   Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff Encarnación .   Palgrave, 2002. Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis. Revue d'histoire du droit. Legal History Review , 71., 40180 ( 2003):  Pages 33 - 57.
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 8665
Author(s): Elsakkers, Marianne.
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Title : Genre Hopping: Aristotelian Criteria for Abortion in Germania [The author traces Aristotle's ideas on abortion through a chain of early medieval texts including law codes, penitentials, and sermons. She argues that Aristotle was part of a more tolerant view which ran counter to the view that opposed abortion and all other forms of fertility control. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Germanic Texts and Latin Models: Medieval Reconstructions.   Edited by K. E. Olsen, A. Harbus, and T. Hofstra .   Based on papers presented at an international conference held July 1-3, 1998 at the University of Groningen. Peeters, 2001. Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis. Revue d'histoire du droit. Legal History Review , 71., 40180 ( 2003):  Pages 73 - 92.
Year of Publication: 2001.

6. Record Number: 10268
Author(s): Muller, Wolfgang P.
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Title : Canon Law versus Common Law: The Case of Abortion in Late Medieval England [Medieval Canon law treated abortion as the killing of a person, equating it with homicide. On the Continent, lay courts and the Roman lawyers accepted this doctrine. English Common Law courts did the same until the later thirteenth century. Then abortion became treated as an ordinary suit for damages, not even fining a suspect when a trial was inconclusive. In this case, as in many others, the Common Law, driven by local juries defending their neighbors, parted company with the learned law. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, Syracuse, New York, 13-18 August 1996.   Edited by Kenneth Pennington, Stanley Chodorow, and Keith H. Kendall .   Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2001. Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis. Revue d'histoire du droit. Legal History Review , 71., 40180 ( 2003):  Pages 929 - 941.
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 4429
Author(s): Rogers, Therisa.
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Title : The Islamic Ethics of Abortion in the Traditional Islamic Sources
Source: Muslim World , 89., 2 (April 1999):  Pages 122 - 129.
Year of Publication: 1999.

8. Record Number: 2861
Author(s): Sterringa, Annemarth.
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Title : The Most Miserable Women of all: Widows in Medieval Frisia
Source: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik , 49., ( 1998):  Pages 285 - 301.
Year of Publication: 1998.

9. Record Number: 1815
Author(s): Rütten, Thomas.
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Title : Receptions of the Hippocratic "Oath" in the Renaissance: The Prohibition of Abortion as a Case Study in Reception
Source: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences , 51., 4 (October 1996):  Pages 456 - 483.
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 1424
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Title : Contraception and Early Abortion in the Middle Ages
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996. Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik , 49., ( 1998):  Pages 261 - 277.
Year of Publication: 1996.

11. Record Number: 8480
Author(s): Rubin, Miri.
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Title : The Person in the Form: Medieval Challenges to Bodily "Order" [The author discusses a number of instances in which the order and hierarchy of the body were violated. In terms of gender issues, the author briefly considers hermaphrodites, Jews accused of performing abortions, and the doubts a peasant woman near Montaillou had about Christ's divinity because of her horror at the shameful filth that the Virgin Mary must have delivered in childbirth along with the infant Christ. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Framing Medieval Bodies.   Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin .   Manchester University Press, 1994. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences , 51., 4 (October 1996):  Pages 100 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1994.

12. Record Number: 7165
Author(s): Finch, Andrew.
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Title : Women and Violence in the Later Middle Ages: The Evidence of the Officiality of Cerisy
Source: Continuity and Change , 7., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 23 - 45.
Year of Publication: 1992.

13. Record Number: 11038
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Title : Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages [The author argues that pre-modern traditional medicine used chemical birth control methods in order to successfully control the birth-rate. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 132 (August 1991): 3-32. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1991.

14. Record Number: 12731
Author(s): Giladi, Avner.
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Title : Some Observations on Infanticide in Medieval Muslim Society [Infanticide was a recognized practice in Arabia before the emergence of Islam, and although Muhammed denounced the practice in the Qu'ran, evidence from Qu'anic commentaries and hadith literature indicate that it persisted (even in post-Islamic Arabia) as a family planning strategy. For instance, a family under extreme economic pressure might allow an infant (especially a girl) to die soon after birth. Although Arab polytheists may have willingly sacrificed children (especially males, who were deemed most precious), Muslims viewed boys and girls as equals and on the whole rejected infanticide. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies , 22., 2 (May 1990):  Pages 185 - 200.
Year of Publication: 1990.