[LMB] OT: Women and education

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Mon Sep 13 19:28:51 BST 2021


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 01:35:39PM -0400, Elizabeth Holden wrote:

> > Once a literate population existed, it was feasible to make some sort of
> > income with "improving" books, such as Lady Waggoner's Guide To Young
> > Ladies.
> 
> You make it sound like an immediate consequence. What are you thinking of?
> I'm not finding any hits on Google for anything of that title, except "The
> Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry" by CM Waggoner., published 2021. I don't
> think this is what you meant.

Cookbooks aimed at housewives hit the market no later than 1585.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Huswifes_Jewell

And
'De honesta voluptate et valetudine (1475) by Bartolomeo Platina - the
first cookbook printed in a native language (Italian) in 1487'

-xx- Damien X-)


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