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by Michael R. Best,Gervase Markham
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  • Author:
    Michael R. Best,Gervase Markham
  • ISBN:
    0773511032
  • ISBN13:
    978-0773511033
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  • Publisher:
    McGill-Queen's University Press; 1 edition (October 18, 1994)
  • Pages:
    384 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Home Improvement & Design
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comes as close to a reconstruction of early modern English home life as scholars are .

comes as close to a reconstruction of early modern English home life as scholars are likely to attain A splendid addition to the knowledge of early-17th-century life and labor. 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.

Gervase Markham, Michael R. Best

Gervase Markham, Michael R. Best. 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 thirty dishes, which is as much as can stand on one table. He used alot of sources that were not orginally his and he actually admits he does a good job of taking information and condensing it and putting it all together, after reading the intro I wonder how.

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Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The English Housewife. He instructs the housewife on brewing beer and caring for wine, growing flax and hemp for thread, and spinning and dyeing.

Gervase (or Jervis) Markham (ca. 1568 – 3 February 1637) was an English poet and writer

Gervase (or Jervis) Markham (ca. 1568 – 3 February 1637) was an English poet and writer. He was best known for his work The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman, first published in London in 1615. Markham was the third son of Sir Robert Markham of Cotham, Nottinghamshire, and his wife, and was probably born in 1568. He was a soldier of fortune in the Low Countries, and later was a captain under the Earl of Essex's command in Ireland

Gervase Markham’s most popular book is The English Housewife.

Gervase Markham’s most popular book is The English Housewife.

The English housewife. by. Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637. Of the inward virtues which ought to be in every housewife. Best, Michael R. Boxid.

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 thirty dishes, which is as much as can stand on one table.

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By (author) Gervase Markham, By (author) Michael R. Format Paperback 384 pages. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. Kingston-Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1986.

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Nalaylewe
I'm happy to report that this isn't one of those books where some digitization service scanned it and everyone else is just churning out prints of the PDF. No. This book is beautifully typeset and edited, eminently readable, and very thoroughly researched and footnoted.
There is a LOT of information in here, including medicine, food, cosmetics, textiles, dyeing, and malting (among others - this is just what I remember off the top of my head).
Mr.Twister
Good early "cookbook".
Kamuro
Great book! Very informative and helpful to have something written in the period.
YSOP
He used alot of sources that were not orginally his and he actually admits he does a good job of taking information and condensing it and putting it all together, after reading the intro I wonder how much of the work is really his. However the section on how to heal things like, burns is hilarious and I wonder how the poor victims of this cure turned out.
SoSok
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.
Na
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.