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Old wives' tales : the history of remedies, charms, and spells

Author: Mary Chamberlain
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire [England] : Tempus Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of old wives tales

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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Chamberlain
ISBN: 075243991X 9780752439914
OCLC Number: 71239550
Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From goddess to sorceress: women healers in Assyria, Egypt, Greece and Rome --
From sorceress to witch: the old wife in medieval Europe and seventeenth-century England --
Alternatives for the sick: the old wife and the sick poor in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England --
Conclusions: perspectives on the medical profession and the old wife.
Responsibility: Mary Chamberlain.

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