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Eve's Herbs A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West

ISBN-10: 0674270266
ISBN-13: 9780674270268
Edition: 1997
Authors: John M. Riddle
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Description: In Contraception And Abortion From The Ancient World To The Renaissance, Riddle showed that women in ancient times relied on herbs to regulate fertility. In this volume, he shows that this ancient knowledge was not lost, but survived in coded form.

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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

In Contraception And Abortion From The Ancient World To The Renaissance, Riddle showed that women in ancient times relied on herbs to regulate fertility. In this volume, he shows that this ancient knowledge was not lost, but survived in coded form.

John M. Riddle is Chair of the History Department and Alumni Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Woman's Secret
The Herbs Known to Ancients
Ancient and Medieval Beliefs
From Womancraft to Witchcraft, 1200-1500
Witches and Apothecaries in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
The Broken Chain of Knowledge
The Womb as Public Territory
Eve's Herbs in Modern America
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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