The Art of Midwifery: Early Modern Midwives in Europe by Hilary MarlandThe Art of Midwifery: Early Modern Midwives in Europe by Hilary Marland

The Art of Midwifery: Early Modern Midwives in Europe

EditorHilary Marland

Paperback | January 12, 1994

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The Art of Midwiferyis the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image.The Art of Midwiferyis an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.
Title:The Art of Midwifery: Early Modern Midwives in EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:January 12, 1994Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415116759

ISBN - 13:9780415116756


Table of Contents

Ann Hess, Vanderbilt University USA;Doreen Evenden, Trent University, Ontario, Canada;David Harley, University of Oxford;Merry Wiesener, University of Wisconsin, USA;Mary Lindemann, Carnegie Mellon University, USA;Nina Gilbert, Los Angeles, USA;Teresa Ortiz, University of Granada, Spain;Nadia Filippini, Venice, Italy;Helen King, Liverpool

Editorial Reviews

"This is the first book to examine midwives in the period before the much-discussed "decline" of midwifery in the nineteenth century, and examines the lives, work, and knowledge of Europes midwives, as well as their place in public life. . . .Many of the essays also explore the wider social, religious and political forces which had an impact on midwives, making the book very useful for those interested in women's history, the history of the family, the rise of state power, and popular religious culture, as well as medical history and medical sociology."-"Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft