Three Hearths : A Sociological Study of Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts Bay Probate Inventories

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1997

GUSN

GUSN-169703

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The appearance of a third hearth on the ground floor of homes signalled a change from a late-medievel world view to a mentality that stressed comfort and display of status. New analysis of 17th-century homes and inventory records suggests that the change in world view didn't start until later than previously believed.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 76

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1997.075.263.001

Abstract

The appearance of a third hearth on the ground floor of homes signalled a change from a late-medievel world view to a mentality that stressed comfort and display of status. New analysis of 17th-century homes and inventory records suggests that the change in world view didn't start until later than previously believed.

Date Notes

Volume 75, Number 263 (1997)

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Originator

Abbott Lowell Cummings (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1997). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England