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Like a Slice of Ham

Erin Maglaque: Unpregnancy, 4 February 2021

Abortion in Early Modern Italy 
by John Christopoulos.
Harvard, 360 pp., £39.95, January, 978 0 674 24809 0
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... who did not want any more children, but these were entirely private and so have gone unrecorded. John Christopoulos has meticulously pieced together a secret history not only from prescriptive sources but from the public records of trials, giving us for the first time a sense of the way early modern women and men experienced abortion. Trials inevitably ...

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