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Napoleon and the woman question : discourses of the other sex in French education, medicine, and medical law 1799-1815

Author: June K Burton
Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2007.
Series: Fashioning the eighteenth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examination of predominantly primary sources focuses on discourses of women and women's issues in light of the prevailing view of the relationship between the physical and the moral in feminine bodies and minds. Burton discusses France's first national system of midwifery education, women's medicine and surgery, and medical law"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: June K Burton
ISBN: 9780896725591 0896725596
OCLC Number: 68693521
Description: xxx, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Napoleon and the woman question --
Imperial women's education : theory and practice --
Feminism and domesticity in humanistic manuals of "domestic science," home economics, and hygiene --
The first national system of midwifery education --
The biomedical foundations of domesticity : discourses of surgeons --
The glandular theory of female difference : Dr. Cabanis and the "science of man" --
Women's issues in Napoleonic-era textbooks of legal medicine --
Medical discourse in criminal cases : infanticide and woman's nature --
The nineteenth-century discourse of Napoleon's program to end infanticide --
Women's medicine and surgery from the patient's point of view : Adrienne Noailles Lafayette and Frances Burney d'Arblay --
Reflections.
Series Title: Fashioning the eighteenth century.
Responsibility: June K. Burton ; foreword by Susan P. Conner.
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Women under the Napoleonic regime have been largely neglected by historians. Through recovered discourses and other primary sources, this title uncovers the strategies that Napoleonic women employed  Read more...

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