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'Medical Authority and Englishwomen's Herbal Texts offers a fresh and sophisticated perspective on the English herbal tradition through the lens of women's use of those texts and their relationship to medical authority. This is indeed a challenging story to tell, built on male herbals, the traces of women's signatures in books, and their diaries. Rebecca Laroche, however, makes a convincing case in telling a story that has been lost.' Rebecca Bushnell, University of Pennsylvania,USA 'Given the widespread involvement of women across all ranks in preserving and prescribing medicinal plants, Laroche's pioneering examination of their production and use of herbal texts should engage many literary and cultural historians of the book, medicine, science, and gender.' Renaissance Quarterly 'Rebecca Laroche has made a commendable contribution to establishing foundations for further study in this area.' Medical History 'For historians of reading, the work's appeal lies in its focus on a small, determined sample of texts and readers, enabling Laroche to build up in-depth, detailed histories behind both book production and individual readers and readings. ...Laroche's fascinating study thus prompts us to explore new questions in new settings.' Journal of British Studies 'Specialists in early modern women's writing and history, in medical history, and in the history of the book, should all find it useful and thought-provoking.' Parergon 'This is a smart and well-researched book... Laroche includes two appendices, the second of which is an extremely useful listing of women and the herbals they owned. This book offers a great deal to a wide range of scholars - of history, medicine, literature, and women - and it is unquestionably a valuable contribution to several fields.' Sixteenth Century Journal
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Rebecca Laroche is Associate Professor of English and Department Chair at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA.
Contents: Introduction: medical authority and Englishwomen's herbal texts, 1550-1650; 'This manlike worke of herbes': gender and the English herbal; Inscriptions in herbal texts and the location of medical authority; Gentlewomen's herbal readings and the absent-present physicians; Isabella Whitney's herbs: print medical texts and London satire; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.