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The evolution of women's asylums since 1500 : from refuges for ex-prostitutes to shelters for battered women / Sherrill Cohen.

  • Cohen, Sherrill.
Date
1992
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.

Physical description

viii, 262 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Contributors

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-254) and index.

Contents

The wife, the nun, and the prostitute : gender ideology in medieval and early modern Europe -- Prostitution and the Tuscan refuges -- Anomalous women and girls in the Tuscan refuges -- "At work and recreation together" : life inside the women's refuges of Tuscany -- The Tuscan refuges as social institutions -- The adaptation of an institutional model : from the Monastero delle Convertite to the Mary Magdalene Project -- Social legacies of the early modern women's asylums.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    History of Medicine JQC.W.342

    Access

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ISBN

  • 0195051645