Sheila Fisher, Trinity College. Lemay, Helen Rodnite. Women’s Secrets: A Translation of Pseudo-Albert us Magnus’. “De Secretis Mulierum” with Commentaries. Women’s Secrets, De secretis mulierum, by pseudo-Albertus Magnus of the late Lemay argues cogently that pseudo-Albertus’ exaggerating and popularizing. Women’s Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern.
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On the Generation of the Embryo II: Concerning the Influence of the Planets IV: On the Generation of Imperfect Animals V: On the Signs of Corruption of Virginity X: On the Signs of Chastity XI: On the Generation of the Sperm.
Available as a Google eBook for other eReaders and tablet devices. Women’s Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times.
Women’s Secrets: A Translation of Pseudo-Albertus Magnus’ de Secretis Mulierum with Commentaries
The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence.
Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, lascivious creatures built on the misogyny of the work’s Aristotelian sources and laid the groundwork for serious persecution of women.
Both the content of the treatise and the reputation of its author erroneously believed to be Albertus Magnus inspired a few medieval scholars to compose lengthy commentaries on the text, substantial selections from which are included, providing further evidence albretus how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female body. The introductory material is of high quality; Lemay is well aware of the interplay between philosophers and medical writers on a number of issues.
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