Woman As Healer

by Jeanne Achterberg

Hardcover, 1990

Status

Available

Publication

Shambhala (1990), Edition: New edition, 256 pages

Description

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.

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This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers, the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages, the development of midwifery and nursing as women’s professions in the nineteenth century, and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1990

Physical description

256 p.; 9.2 inches

ISBN

0877734445 / 9780877734444
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