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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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256
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23 x 15 cm
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9780631187295

A History of Contraception

from Antiquity to the Present Day

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This bookm the first history of contraception for almost fifty years, provides a scholarly and highly readable account of procreation and attempts to prevent it from ancient Greece to the late twentieth century. The story, as the author shows, is not one of unalleviated progress, and anything but a simple passage from ignorance to enlightenment. Marshalling evidence from demography, medicine, literature, religious, family and women's history, he shows both that the idea of limiting progeny is ever-present in humna history and that mnay contraceptive practices have endured for at least two and a half millennia. In cosidering questions of both motivation and method, Angus McLaren reveals the intimate interactions between reproductive decision-making on the one hand and social, economic, political and gender relationaships on the other.

A History of Contraception

This bookm the first history of contraception for almost fifty years, provides a scholarly and highly readable account of procreation and attempts to prevent it from ancient Greece to the late twentieth century. The story, as the author shows, is not one of unalleviated progress, and anything but a simple passage from ignorance to enlightenment. Marshalling evidence from demography, medicine, literature, religious, family and women's history, he shows both that the idea of limiting progeny is ever-present in humna history and that mnay contraceptive practices have endured for at least two and a half millennia. In cosidering questions of both motivation and method, Angus McLaren reveals the intimate interactions between reproductive decision-making on the one hand and social, economic, political and gender relationaships on the other.

Introduction 1. 'As Many Women are Always Doing, Doctoring Themselves': The Patterning of Fertility in Ancient Greece 2. 'For a Woman Forbids Herself to Conceive and Fights Againt It': Fertility Control in Rome 3. 'Use Which is Against Nature': Abortion and Contraception in the Christian West 4. 'Moore for Delit than World to Multiplye': Procreation in the Middle Ages 5. 'Cheating Nature': Fertility Control in Early Modern Europe 6. 'From 'Moral Restraint' to 'Criminal Propaganda': Neo-Malthusianism and the Fertility Transition 7. 'An Education for Women': The Triumph of Family Planning Conclusion.

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