A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life
Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women
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In her realism and concern for women's problems Hildegard displayed still
another facet of a truly remarkable mind.7 If girls survived infancy and childhood
the next great hazard was childbirth. Many women died in childbirth or from its ...
15 Whatever women's difficulties in maintaining their position in other fields of
medicine they ruled almost without question where childbirth was concerned.
Women were always the mid wives and the occasional references to male
Three weeks was the normal hospital stay after childbirth but it was not
uncommon for poor mothers to slip away furtively, leaving their babies behind. If
the father could not be found, hospital statutes provided that such children should
be fed ...
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