Woman as Healer / Edition 1

Woman as Healer / Edition 1

by Jeanne Achterberg
     
 

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages

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This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877736165
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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