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Aref Abu-Rabia

The main purpose of this article is to describe traditional breastfeeding practices among the pastoral tribes in the Middle East. It also examines beliefs and attitudes towards breastfeeding and related issues, including pregnancy, infections of the breast nipple, sources of milk, 'bad milk' syndrome and breastfeeding as a contraceptive method. The most significant findings are that mothers relate breastfeeding to their physical and psychological state. There are also symbolic and emotional relationships between human babies and the colostrum of animals. A survey of medicinal cures for problems related to breastfeeding reveals that these cures are based on substances found in the desert pastoral environment.

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Getting Medieval on Steven Pinker

Violence and Medieval England

Sara M. Butler

late medieval era were routinely mistaken for smothering deaths blamed on wet nurses. 26 Clearly, the differences in medical knowledge and technology alone makes a statistical comparison between the two eras impracticable. The greatest hurdle in

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Scott Maisano

’s raucous and pragmatic wet nurse, whose name is Angelica ( Romeo and Juliet , 4.4.5). Angelica’s backstory can be glimpsed when she speaks of her dead daughter, Susan (1.3.19), who would have been Juliet’s age had she lived, and her late husband, who made

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The Ill-Equipped Modernist

Historicizing Édouard Dujardin’s Les Lauriers Sont Coupés

Kelly J. Maynard

money—for the coal man’s bill (17 Feb.), for the wet nurse at Auteuil caring for her infant daughter (18 Feb.), and so on. Prince acquiesced often and his contributions to Léa’s coffers soon paid off: “The next day, Saturday? the next day Léa decided to

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Conceptualizing Compassion in Communication for Communication

Emotional Experience in Islamic Sermons (Bengali waʿẓ maḥfils)

Max Stille

the gleeful anticipation of the Prophet’s intercession. And while we know of examples of Sufi adepts’ relationships with their master, which are expressed by allegories of the master being the spiritual mothers or wet nurses of the adherent, 75 the

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Jules Vallès and Séverine

Romantic Socialism and the Afterlife of a Cross-Sex Friendship in French Political Culture, 1880–1929

Michael Mulvey

was the daughter of Onésime and Clémintine Rémy. From a rural Lorraine family, Onésime rose through the ranks to become chief inspector of Parisian wet nurses. On 26 October 1872, Séverine married Henri Montrobert, a Parisian gas company employee