A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 266 pages. "The Domostroi, which literally means household order, is a 16th century Russian guide to life for noblemen, an exhaustive inventory of homilies, rules and recipes ranging from how to instillobedience in a wife to instructions for making meade and storing cabbage."
A detailed and colorful instruction manual on household management in sixteenth-century Russia, the Domostroi gives a fascinating glimpse of the world of the nobility. This "how-to" guide is one of the few sources on the social history and secular life of Russia in the time of Ivan the Terrible. Carolyn Johnston Pouncy here offers, with an informative introduction, the first complete English translation.