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The Distaff Gospels: A First Modern English Edition of Les Évangiles Des Quenouilles

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The Distaff Gospels (Les Evangiles des Quenouilles), a fascinating fifteenth-century collection of more than 250 popular beliefs, constitutes a kind of encyclopedia of late medieval women's wisdom. The women's beliefs and experiences are recounted within the narrative frame of traditional gatherings where women meet with their spindles and distaffs to spin. They share advice on such important matters as how to control errant husbands, how to predict the gender of future offspring, how to cure common diseases, and ways to ...

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1551115603

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The Distaff Gospels: A First Modern English Edition of Les Évangiles Des Quenouilles
2006, Broadview Press Inc, Peterborough

ISBN-13: 9781551115603

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