Women's Secrets A Translation of Pseudo-Albertus Magnus' de Secretis Mulierum with Commentaries

ISBN-10: 0791411443
ISBN-13: 9780791411445
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/14/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The first modern translation of the 13th or 14th-century treatise instructing celibate monks in human reproduction. It was widely read during the middle ages, and its message that women were evil and lascivious laid the groundwork for the serious persecution of women. Includes substantial excerpts from medieval commentary on the text. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Authors, Dates of Composition, and the Text
Sources
Human Generation
Astrology
The Secrets of Women
De Secretis Mulierum (On the Secrets of Women)
Preface
On the Generation of the Embryo
On the Formation of the Fetus
Concerning the Influence of the Planets
On the Generation of Imperfect Animals
On the Exit of the Fetus from the Uterus
Concerning Monsters in Nature
On the Signs of Conception
On the Signs of Whether a Male or Female Is in the Uterus
On the Signs of Corruption of Virginity
On the Signs of Chastity
Concerning a Defect of the Womb
Concerning Impediments to Conception
On the Generation of the Sperm
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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