Women and Gender in the Middle Ages
June 8, 2015 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. [some pages may contain medieval nudity] posted by jedicus (6 comments total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love that "Temple girls of Maabar" image. Reminds me of Edward Gorey.
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:32 AM on June 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is really interesting and I'm excited to dig in.

i guess i'm just a little surprised that there in their "broad topics" section there isn't any options related to pregnancy or childbirth since 20% of all women died from it.
posted by Blisterlips at 11:34 AM on June 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Can't wait to scour this! Thanks for the link.
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 11:49 AM on June 8, 2015


i guess i'm just a little surprised that there in their "broad topics" section there isn't any options related to pregnancy or childbirth since 20% of all women died from it.

The broad topics are really, really broad. The many facets of pregnancy and childbirth fall under topics such as "Family", "Marriage", "Health", and "Sexuality". The subject headings include:

Childbirth
Childbirth, Image of
Childbirth in Art
Childbirth in Literature
Male Pregnancy (who knew mpreg was medieval...)
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Image of
Pregnancy in Literature
posted by jedicus at 12:13 PM on June 8, 2015


i guess i'm just a little surprised that there in their "broad topics" section there isn't any options related to pregnancy or childbirth since 20% of all women died from it.

Almost all scholarly estimates are actually closer to "only" 1 or 2% maternal mortality. This is per birth, but it is not purely additive with each additional child, since the first birth has the highest risk of maternal mortality.
posted by Rumple at 1:30 PM on June 8, 2015


This is fascinating.
posted by Segundus at 2:52 PM on June 8, 2015


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