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Material Culture

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Studies of early modern consumption have concentrated on durable objects which furnished the home, the goods recorded in probate inventories and those preserved in museums. Probate inventories are ... More


Unreliable Witnesses

Elisabeth Leedham-Green

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264683
eISBN:
9780191734878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264683.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Innovation in print and the dissemination of reformation texts were as central to Protestant reform as biblical translation and the circulation of erudite Protestant scholarship in manuscript. The ... More


Private Properties: Ornamental Maps and the Decorum of Interiority

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines private map spectacles as they unfolded in American homes between 1750 and 1860. Using advertisements, probate records, and personal correspondence, it shows that private ... More


From Kakukera to Guadeloupe

Myriam Arcangeli

in Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060422
eISBN:
9780813050652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060422.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter illustrates why Guadeloupe is a good place to study French colonial society and history. It summarizes the history of Guadeloupe and provides the social and historical context for ... More


Mobility, Kinship and Commerce in the Alps, 1500–1800

Laurence Fontaine and David Siddle

in Migration, Mobility and Modernization

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238836
eISBN:
9781846313578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313578.003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter, which explores the dynamics of pre-industrial economies in the Alps, examines probate inventories and dowry settlements, and family and business archives of the rural families in Savoy ... More


The Doctor’s Daughter

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A great deal can be learned about the patent medicine business from the lengths to which people went to secure possession of a share of the market. Several key official documents allow us to examine ... More


The Good Doctor?

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The scattered scholarly treatments of Ebenezer Sibly assert that he took all his enterprises seriously and engaged intellectually and emotionally with astrology, alchemy, freemasonry, Newtonian ... More


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