The household guides were one of the most popular and widely read literary genre among the nobles in the 16th and the 17th century. They were willingly read not only due to the practical information on how to run a household, but they also included guidelines on how to proceed in order to achieve completeness. Agronomic literature promoted active way of living and consistent cooperation between the husband and the wife, and encouraged them to multiply their property, at the same time aiming at common good. It was emphasized that happiness and prosperity of each family influence the welfare of the Polish Republic as a whole. Thiskind of literature promoted a specific type of matrimony where both spouses had clearly specified assignments in the view of God, of each other, their children, their neighbours, and their homeland.
Zakład Historii Edukacji Instytutu Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego ; Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych Karkonoskiej Państwowej Szkoły Wyższej ; Jędrychowska, Barbara. Red. ; Jurczyk-Romanowska, Ewa. Red.