“A Roofless House, A Smoky Chimney, And A Quarrelsome Woman.”

Written by an unknown author in the late fourteenth century, "Le Ménagier de Paris," is a guide for the medieval bride, written in the voice of an old man instructing his fifteen-year-old intended. A mix of recipes, housekeeping tips, and spiritual guidance, it's now available in its entirety. [New Yorker]