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The Legacy of the Trotula

Theresa A. Vaughan

Theresa A. Vaughan is Professor of Humanities in the department of Humanities and Philosophy, Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts, and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Oklahoma. She obtained her Ph.D. in Folklore with a double minor in Anthropology from Indiana University. Her work focuses on women's folklore, foodways, and the Middle Ages. She is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife with Liz Locke and Pauline Greenhill, and serves on the editorial boards of Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture and Journal of Folklore Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women, Food, and Diet in the Middle Ages : Balancing the Humours

Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Book chapter

...The Trotula went on to influence many medical texts which addressed women’s health. Other texts which address diet and health, as well as gynaecology, are examined to trace how the recommendations found the Trotula changed over time...