作者 Read, Sara, 1969-
書名 Menstruation and the female body in early modern England / Sara Read
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  QP263 R284 2013    30020100788118  在架上
稽核項 xii, 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
叢書名 Genders and sexualities in history
Genders and sexualities in history
附註 科技部研究人文及社會科學研究圖書設備計畫
"In early modern English medicine, the balance of fluids in the body was seen as the key to health. Menstruation was widely believed to regulate the blood level in the female body and so was extensively discussed in medical texts. In this book, Sara Read examines all forms of literature, from plays and poems, to life-writing, and compares these texts with the medical theories. Many of these literary representations show how early modern English women related to their bleeding bodies, both in their menstrual cycles and at other times of transition, from menarche to menopause. For example, how would a literate woman read about her body in the books which claimed to be guides for female health? How was menstruation presented to society in staged and printed works? As part of its attempt to recover the ways in which a woman in this era might have understood this aspect of her physiology, this book examines the key moments when menstruation and related changes were at the forefront of her experience of living in a female body"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Body image in women -- England -- History
Menstruation -- England -- History
Menstruation in literature
Medicine -- England -- History
國際標準書號 9781137355027 (hbk.) : EUR84.99
9781349470037 (pbk.)
9781137355034 (ebk.)