A medieval home companion: housekeeping in the fourteenth century

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HarperCollins Publishers, Aug 22, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 139 pages
A translation and explication of a Parisian document, ca. 1393, in which an anonymous husband instructs his young bride on practical matters of homemaking and proper behavior.

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User Review  - dragon25a - LibraryThing

This small volume comprises selections from a middle-aged Frenchman's instructions to his much younger bride on a wide range of topics, most of which guide the practical matters of running a medieval ... Read full review

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If you're interested in what a young woman married off to an older man in the 14th century was expected to do then this is a great read. I found this book a fascinating look into a history of normal people rather than the normal look at history through major events. Read full review

Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
11
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
17
THE HUSBANDS PROLOGUE
27
Copyright

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