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Panaceia's Daughters Noblewomen As Healers in Early Modern Germany

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ISBN-10: 0226925382

ISBN-13: 9780226925387

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alisha Michelle Rankin

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Panaceia’s Daughtersprovides the first book-length study of noblewomen’s healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, Alisha Rankin demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply involved in making medicines and recommending them to patients, and that many gained widespread fame for their remedies. Turning a common historical argument on its head, Rankin maintains that noblewomen’s pharmacy came to prominence not in spite of their gender but because of it. Rankin demonstrates the ways in which noblewomen’s pharmacy was bound up in notions of charity, class, religion, and household roles, as well as in expanding networks of knowledge and early forms…    
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/19/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Early Modern Pharmaceutical Weights and Measures
Archive Abbreviations
Note on Translations
Introduction: Pharmacy for Princesses
Noble Empirics
Art Written Down
Case Studies
Dorothea of Mansfeld: A Mirror and Example for Rich and Poor
Anna of Saxony and Her Medical "Handiwork"
Elisabeth of Rochlitz and the Experience of Illness