Medical authority and Englishwomen's herbal texts, 1550-1650 / Rebecca Laroche

Author(s): Laroche, Rebecca
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Subjects: English prose literature--Women authors--History and criticism
English prose literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
Herbals--Great Britain--History
Literature and medicine--Great Britain--History--16th century
Literature and medicine--Great Britain--History--17th century
Women in medicine--Great Britain--History--16th century
Women in medicine--Great Britain--History--17th century
Botany, Medical--Great Britain--History--16th century
Botany, Medical--Great Britain--History--17th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009
Series: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Figures
Introduction. Medical Authority and Englishwomen's Herbal Texts, 1550-1650 1
1. "This Manlike Worke of Herbes": Gender and the English Herbal 21
2. Inscriptions in Herbal Texts and the Location of Medical Authority 67
3. Gentlewomen's Herbal Readings and the Absent-Present Physicians 103
4. Isabella Whitney's Herbs: Print Medical Texts and London Satire 137
Appendix A. Translating Artemisia 167
Appendix B. Female Owners of Herbal Texts 171
Bibliography 175
Index 191
Notes: LCCN: 2009020468
ISBN: 9780754666783 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0754666786 (hardback : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: "This manlike worke of herbes" : gender and the English herbal -- Inscriptions in herbal texts and the location of medical authority -- Gentlewomen's herbal readings and the absent-present physicians -- Isabella Whitney's herbs : print medical texts and London satire
OCLC Number: 327637313
ISBN/ISSN: 9780754666783
0754666786