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Eve's Herbs

A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West

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$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674270268

Publication Date: 04/15/1999


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 tables, 1 line illustration


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Roe v. Wade
  • 1. A Woman’s Secret
  • 2. The Herbs Known to Ancients
  • 3. Ancient and Medieval Beliefs
  • 4. From Womancraft to Witchcraft, 1200–1500
  • 5. Witches and Apothecaries in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • 6. The Broken Chain of Knowledge
  • 7. The Womb as Public Territory
  • 8. Eve’s Herbs in Modern America
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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