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Throughout history, women have closely guarded the secrets of medicinal plants and have made a significant contribution to the development of medicine, fostered by an aptitude for observation and a deep respect for the natural rhythms and needs of the individual.
Erika Maderna traces the evolution of women's medical and herbal culture from preclassical antiquity to the Italian Renaissance, revealing the variety of nuances: goddesses, pythias, sorceresses, midwives, herbalists, doctors, vestals, saints, alchemists and witches all represented various facets of the same face. A perhaps surprising representation of female autonomy, but one that was nonetheless painstakingly won.
Erika Maderna, is a graduate in Classical Literature from the University of Pavia, specialising in archaeology. She writes articles, translations and essays on classical culture and archaeology. With Aboca Edizioni she has published: Aromi sacri, fragranze profane. Simboli, mitologie e passioni profumatorie nel mondo antico (2009), Le mani degli dèi. Mitologie e simboli delle piante officinali nel mito greco (2016), Per virtù d’erbe e d’incanti. La medicina delle streghe (2018) and Con grazia di tocco e di parola. La medicina delle sante (2019).
Release date: 2022
Dimensions: cm 15 x 22,5