The resource shows the presence of firearms and bladed weapons in the homes of eighteenth-century Burgos. The author, through post-mortem inventories, systematises the number and valuation of these artefacts according to professional categories. Thus, we can see that the households of the bureaucrats and the noble rentiers had the greatest number of firearms, with 77 and 57 respectively, with a total price of 4,878 and 5,941 in reales de vellón. The figures are equally higher in these groups for bladed weapons (119 and 50). In a comparative methodology between firearms and bladed weapons, we observe differences: of all the weapons, the farmers had 80% firearms and 20% bladed weapons. Although they were, in sum, a tiny number (5 weapons), the trend also stood out in another professional category that was widely equipped with firearms: the militia (66.7% compared to 33.3%). In the city as a whole, of the 236 households analysed, the majority had more accessible bladed weapons (54.9%), while firearms accounted for 45.1%.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe., 7. Persecuted by justice and powers: rebels, political dissidents and criminals in the history of Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Statistics
Source: Sanz de la Higuera, F. J. (2012). "Armas en las casas burgalesas del siglo XVIII", en Studia Historica, vol. 34, p. 398.
Owner: Pablo Ballesta Fernández (Modernalia)
Copyright: ©Studia Historica ©Francisco José Sanz de la Higuera
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