Well-Being in Amsterdam's Golden Age

Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

264 pages | 6 color plates, 4 halftones | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2 | © 2008
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9789085550426 Published February 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This captivating volume paints a broad portrait of daily life in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Taking the reader into the heart of the Dutch Golden Age, Derek Phillips uses a wide variety of sources in order to provide a wealth of domestic detail: from how people washed their clothes and cooked their meals to how they lived, married, and raised their children.   Well-Being in Amsterdam's Golden Age covers the terrain of merchants' offices, regents' drawing rooms, and servants' quarters through a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, revealing the processes linking equality and well-being in seventeenth-century Amsterdam and beyond.

Chapter 1
In Their Proper Place: The Civic Hierarchy
Chapter 2
Gradients of Wealth and Income: The Economic Hierarchy
Chapter 3
At Home in Amsterdam: The Physical Environment and Early Death
Chapter 4
Intimate Inferiors: Servants in Amsterdam
Chapter 5
A Singular State: Unmarried Men and Women
Chapter 6
The Family Household: Husband, Wife, and Children
Chapter 7
Parents and Children, Brothers and Sisters
Chapter 8
Losing a Spouse and a Parent
Chapter 9
Losing Both Parents: Amsterdam Orphans
A Summing Up
The Author
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