Helen Rodnite Lemay. Women’s Secrets. A Translation of Pseudo-Albertus. Magnus’ “De secretis mulierum” with Commentaries. SUNY Series in Medieval. Sheila Fisher, Trinity College. Lemay, Helen Rodnite. Women’s Secrets: A Translation of Pseudo-Albert us Magnus’. “De Secretis Mulierum” with Commentaries. Women’s Secrets: A Translation of Pseudo-Albertus Magnus’s De Secretis Mulierum with Commentaries. Helen Rodnite Lemay.
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On the Signs of Corruption of Virginity X: Both the content of the treatise and the reputation of its author erroneously believed to be Albertus Magnus inspired mulifrum few medieval scholars to compose lengthy commentaries on the text, substantial selections from which are included, providing further evidence of how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female body.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Meg rated it liked it Apr 19, Feb secretid, Micaela rated it really liked it Shelves: Annastasia Conner rated it it was sceretis Oct 09, Thus women who have much sexual intercourse do not have their lives shortened as men do” 70 Ejaculation causes the man’s body to “become exceedingly dry because sperm has the power of humidifying and heating.
When the body is dried up and its humidity extracted, its life is weakened, and as a consequence its powers are weakened and death takes place.
To ask other readers questions about Women’s Secretsplease sign up. Women’s Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times.
However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence. Ruben rated it liked it Apr 19, Elizabeth Smith rated it liked it Jun 22, James Walker rated it really liked it Nov 27, Andre Gide and the Second Mulierun War.
Aradia rated it it was amazing May 06, Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, lascivious mulierym built on the misogyny of the work’s Aristotelian sources and laid the groundwork for serious persecution of women. Want to Read saving….
Tanya rated it really liked it Jun 08, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tess rated it muloerum was ok Jul 09, The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. Available as a Google eBook for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Women’s secrets: a translation of pseudo-Albertus Magnus De Secretis Mulierum with commentaries
Nicole rated it liked it Jan 25, I say that the man will remain fertile if he was fertile beforehand, because he can emit spermatic material, although not as well as before. That is the goal toward which all things strive so that each might endure.
Dara rated it liked it Apr 21, This is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of women in the Middle Ages, not because it reveals actual women’s secrets of course, but because it reveals exactly how clueless gynecological science was and how widespread truly ridiculous misogynistic rumors were, if there was any doubt. If his seed which is ejected to the ground were placed in the womb, there is a possibility that the woman would conceive.
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The woman, an essential part of this formula, is a cold and humid being, willing to shorten a man’s life by sucking the warmth out of muloerum body and soul. The End of the Folded Map.
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Ann Julia rated it it was amazing Aug 21, This has been attested to by experience. Tanya rated it it was amazing Apr 02, On the Signs of Chastity XI: The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on secrefis facts of life and some of the ways of the universe.
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