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Contraception and abortion from the ancient world to the Renaissance

by John M. Riddle

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Contraception -- history.,
  • Abortion, Induced -- history.,
  • History, Ancient.,
  • History, Medieval.,
  • History, Early Modern 1451-1600.,
  • History of Medicine.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn M. Riddle.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 245 p. :
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14751146M
    ISBN 100674168763

    In Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, John Riddle showed, through extraordinary scholarly sleuthing, that women from ancient Egyptian times to the fifteenth century had relied on an extensive pharmacopoeia of herbal abortifacients and contraceptives to regulate fertility. the Septuagint version of the Book of Exodus. Both texts, however, ad-dressed only the unintentional causing of an abortion by a third party.”11 4 H. L. Shapiro, “ An Anthropologists View” in Abortion in a Changing World, , in Judges, Supra, Note 2 at 5 J. M. Riddle, Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the.

    I read Eve's Herbs, which was a stunning glimpse into the pharmaceutical and medical history of contraception and abortion in the Western world. But this book goes much deeper in time with a good comparison of cultures in ancient civilization and details the fact that medical texts which5/5. Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance Paperback – Jan. 1 by John M. Riddle (Author) out of 5 stars 7 ratings5/5(7).

      “This fine scholarly book expands on Riddle's previous work, Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, to discover why and how women's extensive knowledge and use of plants, herbs, seeds, bark, and roots was lost after the 19th century Highly recommended for students of the history of medicine at all levels.” ―A. R. Davis, ChoiceReviews: (). Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance. History: Reviews of New Books: Vol. 22, No. 3, pp.


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John Riddle uncovers the obscure history of contraception and abortifacients from ancient Egypt to the seventeenth century with forays into Victorian England—a topic that until now has evaded the pens of able historians.

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In Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance he not only recounts societies’ numerous historical attempts to control reproduction, but he was also the first historian to claim that women’s “knowledge [of effective reproductive control] was primarily transmitted by a network of women working within the culture of their gender and that only.

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