Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1743
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Green , Monica H.
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  • Title: Flowers, Poisons and Men: Menstruation in Medieval Western Europe [The author analyzes medieval medical traditions in regard to menstruation. Green notes the virtual absence of any mention of the term in other kinds of literature including fabliaux which openly discuss sexuality. She also draws attention to the widespread belief that Jewish men menstruate, a belief rooted in antisemitism. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Menstruation: A Cultural History.  Edited by Andrew Shail and Gillian Howie.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  Pages 51 - 64.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Flowers, Image of Gynecology Jews Male Menstruation Medicine Menstruation Ritual Purity
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  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: Arizona State University
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403939357