IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 825: Medieval Maternity, II: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Medical and Other Manuscripts

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Dawn Marie Hayes, BMCC, City University of New York
Moderator/Chair:Marian Bleeke, Beloit College, Wisconsin
Paper 825-aPregnancy and Childbirth in Hebrew Medical Literature on Women: Written Texts as Witnesses of Actual Practice
(Language: English)
Carmen Caballero-Navas, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Medicine, Women's Studies
Paper 825-bConception and Embryology in European Medical Manuscripts, 800-1200
(Language: English)
Florence Eliza Glaze, Department of History, University of Charleston, South Carolina
Index terms: Medicine, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 825-cPregnancy and Childbirth in High Medieval Law and Chronicles
(Language: English)
Fiona Harris-Stoertz, Department of History, Trent University, Ontario
Index terms: Law, Medicine, Women's Studies

The session will be one of two that explore the most powerful medieval women’s experiences: pregnancy and childbirth. Within the chronological parameters of approx. 500-1500, the three papers will investigate medieval maternity as it is revealed in various manuscript sources including medical literature, law codes and chronicles.