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Elisabeth of Rochlitz and the Experience of Illness

Alisha Rankin

in Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the case of Duchess Elisabeth of Rochlitz. It presents in-depth studies of noblewomen practitioners in early modern medicine from the patient's viewpoint. Elisabeth relied on ... More


The surgeon’s secrets: The medical travel narrative of Pedro Arias de Benavides

Yarí Pérez Marín

in Marvels of Medicine: Literature and Scientific Enquiry in Early Colonial Spanish America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622508
eISBN:
9781800851016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622508.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 explores the Secretos de Chirurgia (1567), a text written by Pedro Arias de Benavides, a Spanish surgeon who travelled throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America in the ... More


Women and Affective Religious Reading and Writing

Femke Molekamp

in Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665402
eISBN:
9780191752193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665402.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that the devotional life of early modern women was marked by reading practices that were often meditative and affective, in the pursuit of divine inspiration. The chapter explores ... More


Offices Without Names

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the Montaignean essai’s transformation of literary precedents was understood by contemporaries to be the performance of an unofficial role or unnamed office on the part of a ... More


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