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"before midnight she had miscarried'': women, men, and miscarriage in early modern England

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posted on 15.05.2015, 10:49 by Jennifer Evans, Sara Read
Reproduction and childbirth in the early modern era have sometimes been represented as a uniquely feminine experience. Similarly, studies of domestic medicine have in the past overlooked the role that men played in domestic health care practices. This article builds on recent work that resituates men within both of these discourses by considering the ways in which men understood, discussed, and responded to the threat and occurrence of miscarriage in the women they knew. It considers a range of medical literature, spiritual diaries, and letters to illustrate that men were a central feature of many women’s experiences of miscarriage.

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  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • English and Drama

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JOURNAL OF FAMILY HISTORY

Volume

40

Issue

1

Pages

3 - 23 (21)

Citation

EVANS, J. and READ, S., 2015. "before midnight she had miscarried'': women, men, and miscarriage in early modern England. Journal of Family History, 40 (1), pp. 3 - 23.

Publisher

Sage Publications / © The Author(s)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This article was published in the serial, Journal of Family History [Sage Publications / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363199014562924.

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0363-1990

Language

en

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