Cover image for The Tudor housewife
Title:
The Tudor housewife
Author:
Sim, Alison, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 1998.

©1996
Physical Description:
xxix, 151 pages : illustrations, portraits, coats of arms ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750918756
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library HQ1149.G7 S55 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

An account of the everyday role of the Tudor housewife, dealing with such issues as marriage, childbirth and childcare, chores, food and drink and life outside the home. Women of all social levels are included, revealing a picture that challenges the idea that Tudor women were all according to literary sources, chaste, silent and obedient.


Reviews 1

Choice Review

Sim's book is an informative descriptive survey of the physical surroundings and daily activities of housewives in Tudor England. Written primarily in the style of a museum or "stately home" guidebook, it provides an excessively simplistic and generalized introduction to the historical issues of the period as they relate to women, frequently contrasting conditions and attitudes in the 16th century with "modern" society. But once discussion turns to specific aspects of housewifery, the chapters on housework (especially the production and cleaning of clothing), provision of food and drink, and women's involvement in trade and manufacturing are clear, interesting, and useful in their concrete details, if not analytical in their approach. In keeping with its guidebook style, illustrations abound, and the color plates in particular are excellent. General readers. A. Kugler; Loyola College


Google Preview