10 May 1990
Show More The Medieval Woman by Edith Ennan, translated by Edmund Jephcott.
Blackwell, 327 pp., £32.50, November 1989, 9780631161660Show More
Not of woman born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski.
Cornell, 204 pp., $27.95, March 1990, 0 8014 2292 2Show More
Childhood in the Middle Ages by Shulamith Shahar.
Routledge, 342 pp., £35, May 1990, 0 415 02624 5Show More
Lovesickness in the Middle Ages: The Viaticum and its Commentaries by Mary Wack.
Pennsylvania, 354 pp., $39.95, February 1990, 9780812281422Show More
Barbarolexis: Medieval Writing and Sexuality by Alexandre Leupin, translated by Kate Cooper.
Harvard, 261 pp., £27.95, July 1990, 0 674 06170 5Show More
“... but facts on their own would be better than stereotypes. And there are plenty of sober facts to be collected in this area which can stir the dullest spirit. I have to confess that before reading RenateBlumenfeld-Kosinski’s Not of Woman Born, I had never thought about what lay behind the story of Caesar, of Caesarean birth, and of Macduff ‘from his mother’s womb/Untimely ripp’d’. What I ...”