The English Housewife

Author: Gervase Markham
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773511033
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In 1615 Englishman Gervase Markham published a handbook for housewives that contains "all the virtuous knowledges and actions both of the mind and body, which ought to be in any complete housewife". Markham instructs and advises on everything from the plague to baldness and bad breath. Woodcut illustrations add a richness to this look at life during the Renaissance.
The English Housewife
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Gervase Markham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

In 1615 Englishman Gervase Markham published a handbook for housewives that contains "all the virtuous knowledges and actions both of the mind and body, which ought to be in any complete housewife". Markham instructs and advises on everything from the plague to baldness and bad breath. Woodcut illustrations add a
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