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Title Gender and scientific discourse in early modern culture / edited by Kathleen P. Long.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Series Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity
Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Europa
Women in science -- Europe -- History.
Women in medicine -- Europe -- History.
Alchemy -- Europe -- History.
Midwifery -- Europe -- History.
Women -- history -- Europe.
Alchemy -- Europe.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600 -- Europe.
Midwifery -- history -- Europe.
Science -- history -- Europe.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Pico, Paracelsus and Dee : the magical measure of human perfectibility / Elliott M. Simon -- Guillaume Postel, the Shechinah and the feminine principle / Alain Ekorong -- Odd bodies : reviewing corporeal difference in early modern alchemy / Kathleen Long -- Put out of her course : images of the monstrous in de Bry's Illustrations of Atalanta fugiens and the America / Sean Teuton -- The animal within : chivalry, monstrosity and gender in Renaissance Spain / Simone Pinet -- Experiments with alchemy : Caterina Sforza in early modern scientific culture / Meredith K. Ray -- Madame de la Martinville, Quercitan's daughter and the philosopher's stone : manuscript representations of women alchemists / Penny Bayer -- Women and chymistry in early modern England : the Manuscript receipt book (c. 1616) of Sarah Wigges / Jayne Archer -- Cats on a windowsill-an alchemical study of Marie de Gournay / Dorothea Heitsch -- Whither childbearing : gender, status and the professionalization of medicine in early modern France / Bridgette Sheridan -- Touching and telling : gendered variations on a gynecological theme / Kirk D. Read.
Summary In the wake of new interest in alchemy as more significant than a bizarre aberration in rational Western European culture, this collection examines both alchemical and medical discourses in the larger context of early modern Europe. This volume investigates issues of gender and scientific discourse as a starting point for a broader discussion of early modern scientific subcultures and their relationship to the restructuring and questioning of gender roles.
Other Author Long, Kathleen P., 1957-
Other Title Print version: Gender and scientific discourse in early modern culture. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010 9780754669715