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The good wife's guide = Le ménagier de Paris : a medieval household book

The good wife's guide = Le ménagier de Paris : a medieval household book

Author: Gina L Greco; Christine M Rose
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
verk före 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gina L Greco; Christine M Rose
ISBN: 9780801447389 0801447380 9780801474743 0801474744 1634956605 9781634956604
OCLC Number: 228371757
Description: xii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Maid to order : the good wife of Paris --
The book : backgrounds, narrator, genre, sources --
Contexts : conduct books and household books --
Glossing the tale of Griselda : the model wife and marriage in Le Menagier de Paris --
The good wife's guide : the English text of Le Menagier de Paris --
Prologue --
Introductory note to articles 1.1-1.3 --
Prayers and orderly dress (1.1) --
Behavior and attire in public (1.2) --
The mass, confession, the vices and virtues (1.3) --
On chastity (1.4) --
Devotion to your husband (1.5) --
Obedience (including the story of Griselda) (1.6) --
The care of the husband's person (1.7) --
The husband's secrets (1.8) --
Introductory note to article 1.9 --
Providing your husband with good counsel (including the story of Melibee) (1.9) --
Introductory note to article 2.1 --
Le chemin de povrete et de richesse (2.1) --
Horticulture (2.2) --
Choosing and caring for servants and horses (2.3) --
Introductory note to article 3.2 --
Hawking Treatise (3.2) --
Menus (2.4) --
Recipes (2.5).
Other Titles: Ménagier de Paris.
Responsibility: translated, with critical introduction, by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose.
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