The Resource Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England, Jennifer Evans

Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England, Jennifer Evans

Label
Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England
Title
Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Evans
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It was common knowledge in early modern England that sexual desire was malleable, and could be increased or decreased by a range of foods, including artichokes, oysters and parsnips. This book argues that these aphrodisiacs were used not simply for sexual pleasure, but, more importantly, to enhance fertility and reproductive success; and that at that time sexual desire and pleasure were felt to be far more intimately connected to conception and fertility than is the case today. It draws on a range of sources to show how, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, aphrodisiacs were recommended for the treatment of infertility, and how men and women utilised them to regulate their fertility. Via themes such as gender, witchcraft and domestic medical practice, it shows that aphrodisiacs were more than just sexual curiosities - they were medicines which operated in a number of different ways unfamiliar now, and their use illuminates popular understandings of sex and reproduction in this period"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Jennifer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RM386
LC item number
.E93 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
Series statement
Studies in history. New series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Fertility, Human
  • Reproduction
Label
Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England, Jennifer Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Texts, readers and markets -- The reproductive and the infertile body -- Provoking lust and promoting conception -- Enchanted privities and provokers of lust -- Aphrodisiacs, miscarriage and menstruation
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 215 pages
Isbn
9780861933242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4473561-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4473561
  • (Sirsi) o866857051
  • (OCoLC)866857051
Label
Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England, Jennifer Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Texts, readers and markets -- The reproductive and the infertile body -- Provoking lust and promoting conception -- Enchanted privities and provokers of lust -- Aphrodisiacs, miscarriage and menstruation
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 215 pages
Isbn
9780861933242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4473561-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4473561
  • (Sirsi) o866857051
  • (OCoLC)866857051

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...