I would like to learn details of the living places for particular classes and professions in Bohemia in 17th Century. (For example a burgher, or carpenter guild master etc.)

I try some novels written in those times.

What are the canonical resources in this field?

  • what countries, what part of the 17th century, what continent, what social class?
    – CptEric
    Feb 27, 2017 at 14:46
  • I was wondering a broad resource mainly for all Europe. But in particular, Bohemian kingdom, Germany and Austria during Thitry Years war, burghers, guild masters, wealthy people (not necessarily noble people)
    – pencilCake
    Feb 27, 2017 at 15:05
  • those three countries (one of which was a mashup of dozens of small states in the 1650's) had a vastly different architectural and economical models at that time. you should center yourself on one of them, say, Asutrian metropolitan areas ( wien, for example).
    – CptEric
    Feb 27, 2017 at 15:08
  • CptEric, I will narrow my question's context then. Thanks for the advise
    – pencilCake
    Feb 27, 2017 at 16:08

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Buildings and structures

panoramic of prague in the late 17th

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(source: old-prague.com)

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the only one i've been able to find is the misseroni workshop, in the 1630's, it was a stonecutrting and glasswork workshop. Their house is still there, but i don't know if it's the same.

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You could also research the 17th-century weapon workshops of Adam Brand, Paul Ignatius Poser, the Neireiter family and Leopold Becher.

probably also notable to look into this article:

History of Guilds and Crafts in the Český Krumlov Region, Bohemia

The article in question

There seems to be a lot of information in there, and by looking at google docs there seems to be many interesting sources on glassmaking in bohemia during that time and similar crafts

  • Thanks @CptEric It is a good start for me to how to go deeper.
    – pencilCake
    Mar 2, 2017 at 7:08
  • glad to be of help!
    – CptEric
    Mar 2, 2017 at 7:13

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