The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris): A Medieval Household Book

Gina L. Greco (Translator) Christine M. Rose (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$31.14
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Publish Date
February 15, 2009
Pages
366
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780801474743

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About the Author

Gina L. Greco is Associate Professor of French at Portland State University. Christine M. Rose is Professor of English at Portland State University.

Reviews

"A cookbook section contains over 350 recipes, and if many of them are taken from authorities such as the royal chef Taillevent, the author is quite opinionated about what works and what doesn't; he improves some recipes and offers others that seem to be his own. No man before or since has known more about running an affluent household, from keeping vermin out of linen to shopping in the market to caring for hunting hawks. The work has a peculiar tone, bossy yet tender, even elegiac. In their introduction the translators emphasize the husband's firm desire to subordinate his wife, but acknowledge that they found the book more appealing than they had originally expected."

--Paul Freedman "Times Literary Supplement "