Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5633
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Greilsammer , Myriam.
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  • Title: The Midwife, the Priest, and the Physician: The Subjugation of Midwives in the Low Countries at the End of the Middle Ages [The author traces the varied factors that contributed to the reduction of both status and scope of activity for midwives. Greilsammer argues that the church and civic authorities cooperated to limit midwives while promoting physicians in their place. The appendices include Flemish texts documenting the practices of midwives in city ordinances and oaths of office. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 21, 2 (Fall 1991): Pages 285 - 329.
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Baptisms Childbirth Law Medicine Midwives Physicians Women's Status
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 14- 15- 16- 17
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  • Author's Affiliation: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English;Flemish
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00472573
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