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by Joan Cadden


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This book explores the ways in which scientific ideas about sex differences in the later Middle Ages participated in the broader cultural assumptions about gender. Professor Cadden discusses how medieval natural philosophical theories and medical notions about reproduction and sexual impulses and experiences intersected with ideas about such matters as the social roles of men and women, the purpose of marriage, and the road to salvation. Grounded in history, feminist theory, and cultural studies, The Meanings of Sex Difference in the Middle Ages should appeal to a wide range of scholars and students.

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The authorities of antiquity appear in this chapter as they did to medieval thinkers, as inhabitants of an abstract past without full context, relationships, or connections; as texts surrounded with an aura of dignity and authority.

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In describing and explaining the sexes, medicine and science participated in the delineation of what was "feminine" and what was "masculine" in the Middle Ages. Hildegard of Bingen and Albertus Magnus, among others, writing about gynecology, the human constitution, fetal development, or the naturalistic dimensions of divine Creation, became increasingly interested in issues surrounding reproduction and sexuality. Did women as well as men produce procreative seed? How did the physiology of the sexes influence their healthy states and their susceptibility to disease? Who derived more pleasure from sexual intercourse, men or women? The answers to such questions created a network of flexible concepts which did not endorse a single model of male-female relations, but did affect views on the health consequences of sexual abstinence for women and men and on the allocation of responsibility for infertility - problems with much social and religious significance in the Middle Ages. Sometimes at odds with, and sometimes in accord with other forces in medieval society, medicine and natural philosophy helped to construct a set of notions that divided significant portions of the world - from the behavior of animals to the operations of astrological signs - into "masculine" and "feminine". Even cases that seemed to exist outside the definitions of this duality, for example, hermaphrodite features or homosexual behavior, were brought under control by the application of gendered labels, such as "masculine women".

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  • Title The Meanings of Sex Difference in the Middle Ages: Medicine, Science, and Culture
  • Author Joan Cadden
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 328
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press, New York
  • Date 1995-03-31
  • ISBN 9780521483780 / 0521483786
  • Weight 0.99 lbs (0.45 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.94 x 5.98 x 0.72 in (22.71 x 15.19 x 1.83 cm)
  • Dewey Decimal Code 305.309
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