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Panaceia's Daughters : Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany.

Author: Alisha Rankin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Series: Synthesis.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Panaceia's Daughters provides the first book-length study of noblewomen's healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, Alisha Rankin demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply involved in making medicines and recommending them to patients, and many gained widespread fame for their remedies. Turning a common historical argument on its head, Rankin maintains that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Rankin, Alisha.
Panaceia's Daughters : Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alisha Rankin
ISBN: 9780226925394 0226925390
OCLC Number: 1058577622
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages).
Contents: Early Modern Pharmaceutical Weights and Measures; Archive Abbreviations; Note on Translations; Introduction: Pharmacy for Princesses; Part 1. Contexts; 1. Noble Empirics; 2. Art Written Down; Part 2. Case Studies; 3. Dorothea of Mansfeld: A Mirror and Example for Rich and Poor; 4. Anna of Saxony and Her Medical "Handiwork"; 5. Elisabeth of Rochlitz and the Experience of Illness; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Synthesis.

Abstract:

Panaceia's Daughters provides the first book-length study of noblewomen's healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, Alisha Rankin demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply involved in making medicines and recommending them to patients, and many gained widespread fame for their remedies. Turning a common historical argument on its head, Rankin maintains that noblewomen's pharmacy came to prominence not in spite of their gender but because of it. Rankin demonstrates the ways in which noblewomen's pharmacy was bou.

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