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Author Read, Kirk D.
Title Birthing bodies in early modern France [electronic resource] : stories of gender and reproduction / Kirk D. Read.
Published Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2011.
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 Electronic Book  PQ239 .R43 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 205 p.) : ill.
Series Women and gender in the early modern world
Women and gender in the early modern world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Spying at the lying-in: Les Caquets de l'accouchée as birthing event -- Staging the competent midwife: the royal birth stories of François Rabelais and Louise Boursier -- Touching and telling: gendered variations on a gynecological theme -- Assimilation with a vengeance: maternity without women in male French Renaissance lyric -- Unstable bodies: birthing monstrosities in early modern France -- Strange fellows in bed: exotic men's postpartum blues -- Postpartum.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject French literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Childbirth in literature.
French literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Gender identity in literature.
Related To Print version: Read, Kirk D. Birthing bodies in early modern France. Farnham ; Ashgate Pub., c2011. 9780754666325 0754666328 1409424995 (DLC) 2010043847
ISBN 1409424995 (electronic bk.)
9781409424994 (electronic bk.)
9780754666325 (alk. paper)
0754666328 (alk. paper)