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Under klubban!: En undersökning av hushåll och konsumtionsmönster utifrån Askersunds Auktionskammares protokoll mellan åren 1765 - 1769
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Under the Hammer! : A survey of Household and Consumption patterns based on the Auction Protocols from Askersunds Auktionskammare between the years 1765- 1769 (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to improve the knowledge of people's Consumption habits and the Second- Hand Trade during the early modern period. During the 1800th century the Consumption patterns changed and the demand for Furniture’s and items increased.

This micro study follows ten auction Byers in the city Askersund between the years 1765-1769. Askersund was a small town in the countryside of Sweden with approximately 400 inhabitants.

During the 1800th century the auctions was almost limited for the upper-class as well as the Bourgeois and the Auction Houses was strict regulated by the state.

In a deeper perspective this study shows that Second- Hand Trade is an important part off the history of consumption and modernity. The Second- Hand trade was a way of buying and selling items and in a remote town as Askersund it seems to have been a central part of the daily commerce.

Although this study is specifically focused on a handful of people living in a specific geographical area it is possible to see how people lived their lives and what choices they make. A closer look at the Auction Protocols suggests therefore, that it was a living form of Consumption and it also indicates that people as far back as in the 18th century actually refurnished there homes.

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2015. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Household economy, Lifestyle, Second- Hand Trade, Consumption Behaviour, Early Modern Consumption
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253201OAI: diva2:813867
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Available from: 2015-08-05 Created: 2015-05-25 Last updated: 2015-08-05Bibliographically approved

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