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Author Navas.
Title Book Of Women.
Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.

Author Navas.
Subject Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Early works to 1800.
Jewish women -- Health and hygiene.
Medicine -- History -- To 1500.
Description 1 online resource (323 pages)
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part One: The Book in its context; Chapter 1: Composition and characteristics of the Book; 1.1. Cultural activity in the Jewish communities of southern Europe and the production of medical literature on the female body; 1.2. Linguistic analysis; 1.3. Sources; 1.3.1. Sources of Graeco-Latin origin; 1.3.2. Sources of Arab origin; 1.3.3. Sources of Hebrew origin; 1.3.4. Unidentified sources; 1.4. The genre and intended audience of the Book of Women's Love; Chapter 2: Contents of the Book.
2.1. Magic and kabbalah in the Book of Women's Love: the written reflection of a living practice2.1.1. Magic is a living practice; 2.1.2. The more women the more witchcraft; 2.1.3. Kabbalah and magic practices in the Book; 2.2. Sexuality and eroticism in the Book; 2.2.1. Treatises dedicated to (hetero)sexuality and the Book of Women's Love; 2.3. The care of women's health and beauty: cosmetics and gynaecology; 2.3.1. The adornment and decoration of female bodies; The texts on cosmetics and the Book of Women's Love; 2.3.2. Women's diseases: gynaecology and obstetrics. The Hebrew corpus on women's healthcare2.3.2.2. Women's health and the diseases of genital organs in the Book of Women 's Love; Part Two: Edition and translation; The manuscript; On the edition and translation; Abbreviations and SIGLA; Hebrew text and English translation; Commentary; Glossary of materia medica and technical terms; English -- Hebrew; Hebrew -- English; Sources and Bibliography; Unpublished sources; Published sources; Bibliography; Index of names, places and topics.
Summary First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781317847465 (electronic bk.)
1317847466 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 884014635
Additional Format Print version: Navas. Book Of Women. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9780710307583

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