Perilous Chastity: Women and Illness in Pre-Enlightenment Art and Medicine

Perilous Chastity: Women and Illness in Pre-Enlightenment Art and Medicine

by Laurinda S. Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801430267

ISBN-13: 9780801430268

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Cornell University Press

"Wonderfully engaging, this unique study shows how art reveals a misogynistic medical establishment's attitudes toward women. Dixon traces the origins of 'hysteria,' richly illustrating her analysis with more than 100 paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries, focusing primarily on 17th-century Dutch works."—Publishers Weekly

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"Wonderfully engaging, this unique study shows how art reveals a misogynistic medical establishment's attitudes toward women. Dixon traces the origins of 'hysteria,' richly illustrating her analysis with more than 100 paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries, focusing primarily on 17th-century Dutch works."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801430268
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

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