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Author Christopoulos, John, 1983- author
Title Abortion in early modern Italy / John Christopoulos
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2021
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 人文社會聯圖  HQ767.5.I8 C57 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020648705
Descript 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-350) and index
Introduction: The meanings of abortion -- Abortion and women's bodies: Rosana and Giovanni -- Abortion and the Church: Femia and Antino -- Abortion and the law: Maria and Superio
"Abortion in Early Modern Italy investigates the variety of meanings Italians gave to abortion, and asks how and why these meanings were created, reproduced, modified, and challenged. It shows that early modern Italy was not an absolute and timeless anti-abortion culture, an exemplary "Catholic Italian" and "traditional family" centered society that some might wish to conjure for political ends. When we expand our source base and adjust our methodology with the explicit aim of recovering the thoughts, practices and experiences of as many individuals as possible, we discover attitudes and practices surrounding abortion that are, not unlike our own, far more complicated"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Abortion -- Italy -- History -- 16th century
Abortion -- Italy -- History -- 17th century
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Italy -- History
Abortion -- Religious aspects -- History
Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Italy -- History
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