This dissertation focuses on the connections between childbirth and spirituality in fourteenth- and early fifteenth-century England. It argues that scholastic interest in conception and procreation led to a proliferation of texts mentioning obstetrics and gynecology, and that this attention to women's medicine and birth spread from the universities to the laity.
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- Literature, Medieval
- Women's Studies
- Medieval History
- history of childbirth
- Drama, Medieval
- medieval England
- medieval midwifery
- medieval mystics
- medieval women's medicine
- Medicine, Medieval, in literature
- Midwifery in literature
- Midwifery--England--History--14th century.
- Midwifery--England--History--15th century.
- Medicine--Religious aspects--History.
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-250)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: English