Le menagier de paris translation
The Good Wifes Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris): A Medieval Household Book by UnknownIn 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 wifes 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 Wifes Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Mnagier 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 Wifes 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’s Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)
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She asked her husband to write a book clarifying her new roles and responsibilities. He even wrote about killing wolves, keeping roses fresh for winter, and cooking hedgehogs. He peppered the text with words of affection, even encouraging her to read poetry, make daisy chains, dance and sing. Such a bride was lucky to have such a husband; if he had chosen instead to beat her, he would have been quite within his rights. The problem is not the text itself; it appears here in its complete form for the first time in English. Rather it is that the new editors come with a lot of classroom baggage.
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It includes sexual advice, recipes,  and gardening tips. Written in the fictional voice of an elderly husband addressing his younger wife, the text offers a rare insight into late medieval ideas of gender,  household, and marriage. Important for its language   and for its combination of prose and poetry, the book's central theme is wifely obedience. The book contains three main sections: how to attain the love of God and husband; how to "increase the prosperity of the household"; and how to amuse, socialize, and make conversation. Like many medieval texts, the argument relies heavily on exempla and authoritative texts to make its point;  included are selections from and references to such tales and characters as Griselda  and the tale of Melibee known in English from Chaucer 's " The Clerk's Prologue and Tale " and " The Tale of Melibee " , Lucretia , and Susanna.