(EBOOK ï Women's Secrets A Translation of Pseudo Albertus Magnus's De Secretis Mulierum With Commentaries S U N Y Series in Medieval Studies) by Helen Rodnite Lemay – imagesclip.com
Read ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Helen Rodnite LemayComposed in the late 13th or *EARLY 14TH CENTURY BY A DISCIPLE * 14th century by a disciple theologian scientist Albertus Magnus the book is intended as a scholarly study on female sexuality and obstetrics partly philosophical partly medical Woman s purpose is for generation and her nature can be observed through the lens of that purpose The author uotes Aristotle The most natural operation is for each thing to generate something similar to itself so as to participate in the divine and the immortal That is the goal toward which all things strive so that each might endure 60 The author then explains how
Every Human Being Whohuman being who naturally conceived is generated from the seed of the father and the menses of the mother 63 Nothing is simple
HOWEVER THE WOMAN AN ESSENTIAL PARTThe woman an essential part this formula is a cold and humid being willing to 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 The Secrets deals with human eproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of Horten a man s life by sucking the warmth
of hisout of his
and soul And note that coitus is beneficial for women because through itsoul And note that coitus
is beneficial for women because through it lose their superfluous cold and eceive heat and thisbeneficial for women because through it lose their superfluous cold and eceive heat and this their frigid naturesThus women who have much sexual intercourse do not have their lives shortened as men do 70 Ejaculation causes the man s body to become exceedingly dry because sperm has the power of humidifying and heating When the body is dried up and its humidity extracted its life is weakened and as a conseuence its powers are weakened and death takes place This is the Liar, Liar reason why those meaning men who have a great deal of sexual intercourse do not live for a long time 147Beware the woman This is a difficult book toeview and it was even difficult to Essays One rate It was an excellent translation with an inf. He ways of the universe However the book had a much fareaching 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 womenBoth the content of the treatise.
for want of a better word ead but it was also impossible to escape the awful fact thatwant of a better word ead but it was also impossible to escape the awful fact that blunt and often bizarre misogyny was not only accepted but embraced at the time It paved the way for centuries of persecution and unfortunately that persecution hasn t emained in the distant past There are still parts of the world where women and girls are isolated and shamed because of their unclean periods and even in the so called developed world there is huge
Amount Of Misinformation And misinformation and associated with menstruation De Secretis Mulierum was written over 700 years ago and although humanity has come a long way we still have a long way to go As hilarious as some of the uotes were I think it is important to ead the book with that in mind. And the Omnibus Films 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 of how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female bo.
Helen Rodnite Lemay