Blood, Bodies and Families in Early Modern England
This collection of essays contains a wealth of information on the nature of the family in the early modern period. This is a core topic within economic and social history courses which is taught at most universities.
This text gives readers an overview of how feminist historians have been interpreting the history of the family, ever since Laurence Stone's seminal work FAMILY, SEX AND MARRIAGE IN ENGLAND 1500-1800 was published in 1977.
The text is divided into three coherent parts on the following themes: bodies and reproduction; maternity from a feminist perspective; and family relationships. Each part is prefaced by a short introduction commenting on new work in the area.
This book will appeal to a wide variety of students because of its sociological, historical and economic foci.
What people are saying - Write a review
Notes and references
Attitudes to menstruation in seventeenthcentury
6 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Alan Macfarlane amenorrhoea argued attitudes Autobiography babies bastard believed birth Bodl breast brother Cambridge child church courts Culpeper D'Ewes daughter death Diaries of Philip Diary of Sarah Diseases Domesticall Duties E. A. Wrigley early modern England early modern period edn London Elizabeth English example experiences Expert Mid-wife father female gender godly Gouge Hannah Wolley historians History household husband Ibid illegitimate infant inheritance John Katharine knowledge Lawrence Stone Lemnius lives London male marriage married Mary maternal Matthew Henry McMath Memoirs menarche Mendelson menopause menstrual blood menstruation Midwives Midwives Book minister mother motherhood Nicholas Culpeper nurse Oxford parents parish Peter Laslett Philip Henry physicians popular pregnancy Ralph Josselin records reproduction Sarah Savage Secret Miracles seed seventeenth century seventeenth-century England sexual activity siblings Simon Forman sister society theories Thomas Thomas Tryon Treatise weaning wet-nurse wife William woman womb women wrote