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Reproduction
Antiquity to the Present Day

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Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell, Stephanie Lynn Budin, Helen King, Laurence M. V. Totelin, Tim Parkin, Marie-Hélène Congourdeau, Nahyan Fancy, Peter Biller, Katharine Park, Maaike van der Lugt, Peter Murray Jones, Gianna Pomata, Karin Ekholm, Silvia De Renzi, Philip Kreager, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Staffan Müller-Wille, Mary E. Fissell, Andrea Rusnock, Richard M. Smith, Renato G. Mazzolini, James A. Secord, Sarah Wilmot, Florence Vienne, Lesley A. Hall, Simon Szreter, Christina Benninghaus, Kate Fisher, Philippa Levine, Alison Bashford, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Salim Al-Gailani, Ilana Löwy, Martin H. Johnson, John Forrester, Sarah Franklin, Rune Nyord, Annetta Alexandridis, Eleanor Robson, Fay Glinister, Jessica Hughes, Ralph Jackson, Véronique Dasen, Margot E. Fassler, Gabriella Zuccolin, Lea T. Olsan, Patricia Simons, Jennifer Spinks, Sandra Cavallo, Rina Knoeff, Lianne McTavish, Lisa Forman Cody, Mary Terrall, Lucia Dacome, Ludmilla Jordanova, Siân Pooley, James M. Edmonson, Paul Weindling, Jenny Bangham, Martina Schlünder, Ellen Herman, Solveig Jülich, Wendy Kline, Patrick Ellis, Christina Brandt, Tatjana Buklijas
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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107068025

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  • From contraception to cloning and pregnancy to populations, reproduction presents urgent challenges today. This field-defining history synthesizes a vast amount of scholarship to take the long view. Spanning from antiquity to the present day, the book focuses on the Mediterranean, western Europe, North America and their empires. It combines history of science, technology and medicine with social, cultural and demographic accounts. Ranging from the most intimate experiences to planetary policy, it tells new stories and revises received ideas. An international team of scholars asks how modern 'reproduction' - an abstract process of perpetuating living organisms - replaced the old 'generation' - the active making of humans and beasts, plants and even minerals. Striking illustrations invite readers to explore artefacts, from an ancient Egyptian fertility figurine to the announcement of the first test-tube baby. Authoritative and accessible, Reproduction offers students and non-specialists an essential starting point and sets fresh agendas for research.

    • The first large-scale history of reproduction
    • Makes the topic accessible to students and non-specialists
    • Richly illustrated, including numerous striking colour plates
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    'A fascinating work of breath taking ambition. It is certain to become a key point of reference for scholars working in a wide range of disciplines.' Sally Sheldon, FAcSS, University of Kent

    'This ambitious and extraordinarily well-executed volume offers new and rich insights into the history of reproduction from the ancient world to the modern period. Drawing on the best scholarship, it provides a compendium, a stimulating reframing of the field, and a state-of-the-art guide to further research.' Hilary Marland, University of Warwick

    'This is the most ambitious and comprehensive treatise on reproduction that has ever been attempted within the compass of a single volume. It is challenging to think of a perspective that has not been addressed. The impressive range of contributions and illustrations should guarantee the book a very wide appeal.' Sir Richard Gardner, FRS, Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor

    'A milestone in reproduction studies, this magnum opus will be invaluable to scholars from multiple disciplines as both resource and inspiration for ambitious projects and innovative approaches. At once dense and refreshing, it mobilizes efforts of superb scholars to bring us up-to-date historically, transnationally and transculturally, powerfully demonstrating the centrality of reproduction in human life.' Adele E. Clarke, Professor Emerita of Sociology and History of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

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    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107068025
    • length: 766 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 192 x 44 mm
    • weight: 2.06kg
    • contains: 163 b/w illus. 40 colour illus. 2 maps 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of colour exhibits
    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on the frontispieces
    Introduction
    1. Reproduction in history Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming and Lauren Kassell
    Part I. Inventing Generation: Introduction to Part I Rebecca Flemming
    2. Phallic fertility in the Ancient Near East and Egypt Stephanie Lynn Budin
    3. Women and doctors in ancient Greece Helen King
    4. Animal and plant generation in classical antiquity Laurence M. V. Totelin
    5. States and populations in the classical world Rebecca Flemming
    6. The ancient family and the law Tim Parkin
    7. Galen's generations of seeds Rebecca Flemming
    8. Debating the soul in late antiquity Marie-Hélène Congourdeau
    Part II. Generation Reborn and Reformed: Introduction to Part II Lauren Kassell
    9. Generation in medieval Islamic medicine Nahyan Fancy
    10. The multitude in later medieval thought Peter Biller
    11. Managing childbirth and fertility in medieval Europe Katharine Park
    12. Formed fetuses and healthy children in scholastic theology, medicine and law Maaike van der Lugt
    13. Generation between script and print Peter Murray Jones
    14. Innate heat, radical moisture and generation Gianna Pomata
    15. Pictures and analogies in the anatomy of generation Karin Ekholm
    16. Fruitful bodies and astrological medicine Lauren Kassell
    17. Family resemblance in the old regime Silvia De Renzi
    18. The emergence of population Philip Kreager
    19. Generation in the Ottoman world Miri Shefer-Mossensohn and Rebecca Flemming
    Part III. Inventing Reproduction: Introduction to Part III Nick Hopwood
    20. The keywords 'generation' and 'reproduction' Nick Hopwood
    21. Linnaeus and the love lives of plants Staffan Müller-Wille
    22. Man-midwifery revisited Mary E. Fissell
    23. Biopolitics and the invention of population Andrea Rusnock
    24. Marriage and fertility in different household systems Richard M. Smith
    25. Colonialism and the emergence of racial theories Renato G. Mazzolini
    26. Talking origins James A. Secord
    Part IV. Modern Reproduction: Introduction to Part IV Nick Hopwood
    27. Breeding farm animals and humans Sarah Wilmot
    28. Eggs and sperm as germ cells Florence Vienne
    29. Movements to separate sex and reproduction Lesley A. Hall
    30. Fertility transitions and sexually transmitted infections Simon Szreter
    31. Modern infertility Christina Benninghaus
    32. Modern ignorance Kate Fisher
    33. Imperial encounters Philippa Levine
    Part V. Reproduction Centre Stage: Introduction to Part V Nick Hopwood
    34. World population from eugenics to climate change Alison Bashford
    35. Sex hormones, pharmacy and the reproductive sciences Jean-Paul Gaudillière:
    36. Technologies of contraception and abortion Jesse Olszynko-Gryn
    37. Hospital birth Salim Al-Gailani
    38. Prenatal diagnosis, surveillance and risk Ilana Löwy
    39. Artificial fertilization Nick Hopwood
    40. Modern law and regulation Martin H. Johnson and Nick Hopwood
    41. Sex, gender and babies John Forrester
    42. Feminism and reproduction Sarah Franklin
    43. Globalization Nick Hopwood
    Epilogue
    44. Concluding reflections Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming and Lauren Kassell
    Select bibliography
    Index
    Colour exhibits Rune Nyord, Annetta Alexandridis, Eleanor Robson, Fay Glinister, Jessica Hughes, Ralph Jackson, Véronique Dasen, Margot E. Fassler, Gabriella Zuccolin, Lauren Kassell, Lea T. Olsan, Patricia Simons, Jennifer Spinks, Karin Ekholm, Sandra Cavallo, Rina Knoeff, Lianne McTavish, Lisa Forman Cody, Mary Terrall, Lucia Dacome, Ludmilla Jordanova, Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Mary E. Fissell, James A. Secord, Siân Pooley, James M. Edmonson, Paul Weindling, Jenny Bangham, Martina Schlünder, Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Ellen Herman, Solveig Jülich, Wendy Kline, Patrick Ellis, Christina Brandt, Nick Hopwood, Tatjana Buklijas, Jessica Hughes and Rebecca Flemming.

  • Editors

    Nick Hopwood, University of Cambridge
    Nick Hopwood is Professor of History of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud (2015), which won the 2016 Suzanne J. Levinson Prize of the History of Science Society.

    Rebecca Flemming, University of Cambridge
    Rebecca Flemming is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Cambridge. She has published widely on medicine and gender in antiquity, including Medicine and the Making of Roman Women: Gender, Nature, and Authority from Celsus to Galen (2000).

    Lauren Kassell, University of Cambridge
    Lauren Kassell is Reader in History of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and directs the Casebooks Project. Her publications include Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman, Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician (2005).

    Contributors

    Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell, Stephanie Lynn Budin, Helen King, Laurence M. V. Totelin, Tim Parkin, Marie-Hélène Congourdeau, Nahyan Fancy, Peter Biller, Katharine Park, Maaike van der Lugt, Peter Murray Jones, Gianna Pomata, Karin Ekholm, Silvia De Renzi, Philip Kreager, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Staffan Müller-Wille, Mary E. Fissell, Andrea Rusnock, Richard M. Smith, Renato G. Mazzolini, James A. Secord, Sarah Wilmot, Florence Vienne, Lesley A. Hall, Simon Szreter, Christina Benninghaus, Kate Fisher, Philippa Levine, Alison Bashford, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Salim Al-Gailani, Ilana Löwy, Martin H. Johnson, John Forrester, Sarah Franklin, Rune Nyord, Annetta Alexandridis, Eleanor Robson, Fay Glinister, Jessica Hughes, Ralph Jackson, Véronique Dasen, Margot E. Fassler, Gabriella Zuccolin, Lea T. Olsan, Patricia Simons, Jennifer Spinks, Sandra Cavallo, Rina Knoeff, Lianne McTavish, Lisa Forman Cody, Mary Terrall, Lucia Dacome, Ludmilla Jordanova, Siân Pooley, James M. Edmonson, Paul Weindling, Jenny Bangham, Martina Schlünder, Ellen Herman, Solveig Jülich, Wendy Kline, Patrick Ellis, Christina Brandt, Tatjana Buklijas

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