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The Resource The Good Wife's Guide : A Medieval Household Book, Christine M. Rose; Gina L. Greco, (electronic resource Le Ménagier de Paris)

The Good Wife's Guide : A Medieval Household Book, Christine M. Rose; Gina L. Greco, (electronic resource Le Ménagier de Paris)

Label
The Good Wife's Guide : A Medieval Household Book
Title
The Good Wife's Guide
Title remainder
A Medieval Household Book
Statement of responsibility
Christine M. Rose; Gina L. Greco
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes.The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers.The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
Government publication
other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Greco, Gina L
  • Rose, Christine M
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Cooking, French
  • Home economics
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Good Wife's Guide : A Medieval Household Book, Christine M. Rose; Gina L. Greco, (electronic resource Le Ménagier de Paris)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7591/9780801461965
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.1. Prayers and Orderly Dress
  • 1.2. Behavior and Attire in Public
  • 1.3. The Mass, Confession, the Vices and Virtues
  • 1.4. On Chastity
  • 1.5. Devotion to Your Husband
  • 1.6 Obedience (Including the Story of Griselda)
  • 1.7 The Care of the Husband's Person
  • 1.8 The Husband's Secrets
  • Introductory Note to Article 1.9
  • 1.9 Providing Your Husband with Good Counsel (Including the Story of Melibee)
  • Frontmatter
  • Introductory Note to Article 2.1
  • 2.1. Le Chemin De Povreté Et De Richesse
  • 2.2. Horticulture
  • 2.3. Choosing and Caring for Servants and Horses
  • Introductory Note to Article 3.2
  • 3.2. Hawking Treatise
  • 2.4. Menus
  • 2.5. Recipes
  • Glossary of Culinary Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Contents
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Introduction. Maid to Order: The Good Wife of Paris
  • Translation Protocols
  • The Good Wife'S Guide: Le Ménagier De Paris A Medieval Household Book
  • Prologue
  • Introductory Note to Articles 1.1- 1.3
Control code
9780801461965
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801461965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801461965
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076475755
Label
The Good Wife's Guide : A Medieval Household Book, Christine M. Rose; Gina L. Greco, (electronic resource Le Ménagier de Paris)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7591/9780801461965
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.1. Prayers and Orderly Dress
  • 1.2. Behavior and Attire in Public
  • 1.3. The Mass, Confession, the Vices and Virtues
  • 1.4. On Chastity
  • 1.5. Devotion to Your Husband
  • 1.6 Obedience (Including the Story of Griselda)
  • 1.7 The Care of the Husband's Person
  • 1.8 The Husband's Secrets
  • Introductory Note to Article 1.9
  • 1.9 Providing Your Husband with Good Counsel (Including the Story of Melibee)
  • Frontmatter
  • Introductory Note to Article 2.1
  • 2.1. Le Chemin De Povreté Et De Richesse
  • 2.2. Horticulture
  • 2.3. Choosing and Caring for Servants and Horses
  • Introductory Note to Article 3.2
  • 3.2. Hawking Treatise
  • 2.4. Menus
  • 2.5. Recipes
  • Glossary of Culinary Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Contents
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Introduction. Maid to Order: The Good Wife of Paris
  • Translation Protocols
  • The Good Wife'S Guide: Le Ménagier De Paris A Medieval Household Book
  • Prologue
  • Introductory Note to Articles 1.1- 1.3
Control code
9780801461965
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801461965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801461965
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076475755

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