The Good Wife s Guide Le M nagier de Paris

The word that most needed our attention was the insistent use of the forms of bon (good) by the narrator in the instructions to his wife. He has shaped his book to the end that his wife be “good,” but the senses in which he employs the ...


Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461965

Category: History

Page: 384

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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.

The Good Wife Guide

... butdon't appear too opinionated or knowledgeable about any given subject. A goodwife defers to herhusband on all points, intellectual or otherwise. DECISIONS,DECISIONS! AFTER TOILING FOR HIS DEMANDING employer all day, a.

Author: Ladies' Homemaker Monthly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781604334203

Category: Humor

Page: 40

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A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It's a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.

Teaching the Bible

In a column titled “The good wife's guide” from Housekeeping Monthly (13 May 1955), wives were offered advice about how to treat their husbands' return from work in the evening. The following points are representative: ✦ Greet him with ...

Author: Mark Roncace

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589831711

Category: Education

Page: 440

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While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.

A Wife s Guide to In laws How to Gain Your Husband s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents

If you are so overwhelmed that you are unable to take care of your husband's parents out of love, then you aren't doing anyone any good by doing everything out of guilt. You won't be able to be a good wife, mother, or daughter-in-law if ...

Author: Jenna D. Barry


ISBN: 9780557025008

Category: Married people

Page: 281

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You can have a GREAT marriage, even if your in-laws aren't so great! When a man marries, he is supposed to transfer his loyalty from his parents to his wife. His behavior plays a key role in how well you get along with his parents. As a wife who has personally experienced the despair that comes from having an unsupportive partner, Jenna D. Barry suggests specific things to say and do to gain your husband's loyalty. A Wife's Guide to In-laws has over 40 cartoons, 2 chapters written just for Hubby, and 20+ worksheets to help you reach loving compromises about common problem issues. If you need hope and encouragement, this book is for you! "Jenna D. Barry's witty and insightful book gives hope to women and men who struggle with overbearing, over-involved, or downright malicious in-laws. She gives useful, humorous, and down-to-earth advice that says: 'I've managed to do it, you can do it, too!'"--Dr. Scott Haltzman, Best-selling author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women

Paradigms of Power Styles of Master slave Relationships

The Good Wife's Guide: Potential Protocol One of the most hotly debated topics when the 1950's household is researched is that of The Good Wife's Guide. It is posted all over the internet as an article from Housekeeping Monthly, ...

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312574632

Category: Self-Help


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Consenting Master/slave relationships come in all varieties, inspired by many different historical periods and modern subcultures. One of the wonderful things about this lifestyle is that we can create our own unique paradigm with its own rules, protocols, and vision. From Victorian to medieval, from Leather to Gorean, This collection of essays by many practitioners of M/s showcases the beauty and diversity of this demographic, and will hopefully be an inspiration to future couples and families who are only now finding their way onto this road.

Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman

Greco and Rose, Introduction to The Good Wife's Guide. Ibid. The Good Wife's Guide, trans. Greco and Rose, Prologue. Greco and Rose, The Good Wife's Guide, 1.6.12, n5. The Good Wife's Guide, trans. Greco and Rose, 1.6.18.

Author: Tabitha Kenlon


ISBN: 9781785273155

Category: History

Page: 250

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The longest-running war is the battle over how women should behave. "Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman" examines six centuries of advice literature, analyzing the print origins of gendered expectations that continue to inform our thinking about women's roles and abilities. Close readings of numerous conduct manuals from Britain and America, written by men and women, explain and contextualize the legacy of sexism as represented in prescriptive writing for women from 1372 to the present. While existing period-specific studies of conduct manuals consider advice literature within the society that wrote and read them, "Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman" provides the only analysis of both the volumes themselves and the larger debates taking place within their pages across the centuries. Combining textual literary analysis with a social history sensibility while remaining accessible to expert and novice, this book will help readers understand the on-going debate about the often-contradictory guidelines for female behavior.

The Political Theory of I Love Lucy

There were also the Good Wife's Guide and Cult of Domesticity. The Good Wife's Guide was a (probably fake) guide for good wives supposedly published in May 13, 1955, in Housekeeping Monthly. The guide includes eighteen rules for good ...

Author: Leslie Dale Feldman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498541558

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

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This book looks at political themes in the classic television show I Love Lucy. The book discusses the culture of the 1950’s in the context of the role of the housewife, social mobility, and the American dream.

The New Wife

The Evolving Role of the American Wife Susan Shapiro Barash ... In exchange , I was a really good wife . ... “ The Good Wife's Guide ” , often attributed to Helen B. Andelin's book , Fascinating Motherhood , and just as often relegated ...

Author: Susan Shapiro Barash


ISBN: 1932053085

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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The Farmer s Wife Guide to Fabulous Fruits and Berries

Red June is a gourmet juicing apple that makes great cider and is also good for pies and eating fresh. The white-fleshed, red-skinned fruits are small, but the crop is large. Zones 4–10. • Rome Beauty is usually raised for pies and ...

Author: Barbara Doyen

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 9781461733874

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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This book gives advice on growing your favorite fruits and berries, and then provides ample instruction on how to prepare or preserve the results. The perfect resource for both beginners and experts in America's #1 hobby, gardening.

The Farmer s Wife Guide to Growing a Great Garden and Eating from It Too

So long as you have sunlight, provide good drainage (by placing pebbles in the bottom ofthe pot), use good potting soil, ... To this Farmer's Wife, there is nothing like a nice garden patch outdoors, or better yet, several of them!

Author: Barbara Doyen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780871319746

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

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Provides instructions for growing a wide variety of vegetables and includes more than two hundred recipes and serving ideas.