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She will give birth easily : therapeutic approaches to childbirth in 1st millennium BCE cuneiform sources
Couto-Ferreira, M. Erica (Universität Heidelberg. Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies. Cluster of Excellence «Asia and Europe in a Global Context»)

Data: 2014
Resum: This article offers, in the first place, an overview on women’s healthcare in relation to childbirth in ancient Mesopotamia, as an introduction that helps to evaluate the meaning of the 7th century Assur text BAM 248 within therapeutic cuneiform texts on childbirth. We proceed to analyse the variety of therapeutic approaches to childbirth present in BAM 248, which brings together various healing devices to help a woman give birth quickly and safely. We analyse the text in its entirety as an example of intersection between different medical approaches to childbirth, given the number of differences in the complexity of remedies, in the materia medica employed, in the methods of preparation and application, even in the technical knowledge required and also, most probably, in the social origin and/or use of the remedies in question.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Parto ; Salud femenina ; Mesopotamia antigua ; Encantamientos y rituales terapéutic ; Childbirth ; Women’s healthcare ; Ancient Mesopotamia ; Incantations and ritual performance ; Therapy ; Part ; Salut femenina ; Meospotàmia antiga ; Encantaments i rituals terapèutics
Publicat a: Dynamis : Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque. Historiam Illustrandam, Vol. 34 Núm. 2 (2014) , p. 289-315, ISSN 0211-9536

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DOI: 10.4321/S0211-95362014000200002

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