A Medieval Home Companion: Housekeeping in the Fourteenth Century

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"A fascinating document of life in the Middle Ages."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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With the continued popularity of Robin Hood movies, many might wonder what life was like in the Middle Ages. Art historian Bayard has translated and edited the household advice of a Parisian citizen of the late 14th century to his young wife, A Medieval Home Companion , and added 40 medieval woodcuts . Although some of the more archaic and, for modern readers, offensive elements are omitted, enough remains to provide an excellent notion of how to maintain a house medievally. While some of the tips are not all suited for modern tastes ("to remove spots of oil or grease from clothes, heat some urine and soak the spot with it for two days"), other advice is more useful, like garden hints and how to deal with workmen and servants. A good human interest book, this history should appeal to a broad audience.
- Robert A. Curtis, Taylor Memori al P.L., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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