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Paperback The English House-Wife Containing the Inward and Outward Vertues Which Ought to Be in a Compleat Woman ... / By G. Markham. (1683) Book

ISBN: 1240830408

ISBN13: 9781240830404

The English House-Wife Containing the Inward and Outward Vertues Which Ought to Be in a Compleat Woman ... / By G. Markham. (1683)

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Markham reveals the "pretty and curious secrets" of preparing everything from simple foods to such elaborate meals as a "humble feast" - an undertaking which entails preparing "no less than two and... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Great Primary Source

The English Housewife is the primary text from which many other books on Elizabethan Women derive much of their information. First written in 1615, it gives "a moste excellent account of the duties and knowledge of the husewyfe". Of interest to womens and renaissance history buffs, as well as re-enactors.

A delightful compendium for scholars and the curious!

A truly splendid find, this well-edited edition of Gervase Markham's manual provides vivid insight into household management in the seventeenth century. Topics range from cookery and brewing to home remedies. Excellent introduction and notes. Enjoyable contemporary illustrations.

Wonderful resource for historians and reenactors

As an historical reenactor I find this book to be very useful. It has lots of interesting recipes and other useful information. The best part is that this was written in the period, so you get a much better perspective than a book of redactions.
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