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Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France

Blood and Taboo

Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France( )
Author: McClive, Cathy
Series title:Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Ser.
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Company
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $124.95
Book Description:

Drawing on a wide range of sources, including medical, casuistic and judicial texts and manuscripts, court records and private documents, this study presents the first full-length discussion of menstruation in early modern France. By extension it is also a book about gender relations, in its exploration of how attitudes to blood and menstruation offer the historian a window into early modern concepts of the body, sexual and gender difference and procreation.

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