The Court Midwife
  • The Court Midwife
  • The Court Midwife

The Court Midwife

by Justine Siegemund
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226757080

ISBN-13: 9780226757087

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

First published in 1690, The Court Midwife made Justine Siegemund (1636-1705) the spokesperson for the art of midwifery at a time when most obstetrical texts were written by men. More than a technical manual, The Court Midwife contains descriptions of obstetric techniques of midwifery and its attendant social pressures. Siegemund's visibility as a

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First published in 1690, The Court Midwife made Justine Siegemund (1636-1705) the spokesperson for the art of midwifery at a time when most obstetrical texts were written by men. More than a technical manual, The Court Midwife contains descriptions of obstetric techniques of midwifery and its attendant social pressures. Siegemund's visibility as a writer, midwife, and proponent of an incipient professionalism accorded her a status virtually unknown to German women in the seventeenth century. Translated here into English for the first time, The Court Midwife contains riveting birthing scenes, sworn testimonials by former patients, and a brief autobiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226757087
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Introduction
Volume Editor's Introduction
Volume Editor's Bibliography

The Court Midwife of the Electorate of Brandenburg
Dedicatory Letters
Authorizations
Author's Introduction
Part 1
Part 2

Appendix A: Original Table of Contents
Appendix B: Glossary of New and Old Gynecological and Obstetric Terms
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index

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