Social analysis of civic households as a special task of historical urban topography (Český Brod in the time of Jaroslav Schaller)
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2021, vol. 68, iss. 1, pp. 195-214
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
This contribution deals with the so-called sociotopography of a specific example of the town of Český Brod in the 18th century. Firstly, its methods in relation to historical urban topography are briefly presented. One of the means of researching the history of everyday life and social history is by conducting an analysis of the appurtenances of civic households. This means that this study of the situation in Baroque period Český Brod can also be regarded as a contribution to the general knowledge of the culture and everyday life of royal cities in Bohemia during the Baroque period. The study is based on inheritance inventories, as they are a universal and very well-organized contemporary source related to the topic. The author analysed approximately twenty inheritance inventories from the town of Český Brod. Based on this research, he divided the local civic households into three social groups.