Old Wives' Tales

Old Wives' Tales : The History of Remedies, Charms and Spells

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A compendium of remedies and cures handed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time, this work presents a challenge to orthodox medicine and a history of female wisdom which goes back to the earliest times. What are old wives' tales? Where do they come from? It answers these questions, and more.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 28mm | 340.2g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white line drawings
  • 075243991X
  • 9780752439914
  • 2,179,429

About Mary Chamberlain

Mary Chamberlain is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of a range of academic, editorial and government advisory boards. She has also held visiting professorships at the University of the West Indies and at New York University. She lives in London.show more

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