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Titel: Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers ...
Verlag: University Of Chicago Press
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "With admirable archival skill and a remarkable ability to tease meaning out of seemingly straightforward sources, Alisha Rankin reconstructs the extensive medical activity and widely recognized authority of scores of German noblewomen and situates them at the nexus of medical expertise, charity, and patronage. This book not only challenges us to rethink our understanding of patronage and court culture in terms of gender but also reminds us of the many varieties of empiricism and experimentalism that flourished in the sixteenth century, long before they were articulated and institutionalized in scientific societies. Panaceia's Daughters is a delight to read and will further establish early modern German courts as lively sites for the exploration of nature.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0226925382
Inhaltsangabe: Panaceia?s Daughters provides 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 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 of scientific experimentation. The opening chapters place noblewomen?s healing within the context of cultural exchange, experiential knowledge, and the widespread search for medicinal recipes in early modern Europe. Case studies of renowned healers Dorothea of Mansfeld and Anna of Saxony then demonstrate the value their pharmacy held in their respective roles as elderly widow and royal consort, while a study of the long-suffering Duchess Elisabeth of Rochlitz emphasizes the importance of experiential knowledge and medicinal remedies to the patient?s experience of illness.
Über den Autor:
Alisha Rankin is assistant professor of history at Tufts University. She is coeditor of Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500?1800.
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