Thanks to research into the interior of the Castilian home in rural areas, it is possible to examine the qualitative values of this information, both in terms of the use of space with the arrangement of the different objects and the personal relationships established between the different inhabitants of the house, their degree of sociability and intimacy.
An analysis of the Ensenada Cadastre shows that in the town of Cigales in the mid-18th century, the houses were characterised by being distributed in two-storey buildings with well-defined outbuildings, and the precise data on the interior of the houses, their outbuildings and the valuation and description of the objects they contained can be documented through the bodies of property and inventories of available goods.
As can be seen in the table, the furnishings are essentially functional, such as benches, chairs, tables, beds, etc. These records are varied in their typology and size, but show a high degree of multifunctionality in the different rooms of the house. There are also pieces intended to provide light and warmth, such as candelabras, candlesticks, candlesticks and candlesticks. However, the main source of heat was provided by the fire in the kitchen, which was distributed throughout the rest of the rooms by means of braziers and heaters for the beds.
Project: 2. Social and economic impact of technological revolutions in Europe., 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Statistics
Source: Sobaler, A. (2016). "En las casas de Cigales: los interiores domésticos de la Castilla rural al mediar el siglo XVIII", en Tiempos modernos, nº 32, p. 441.
Owner: Roberto José Alcalde López (Modernalia)
Copyright: ©Tiempos Modernos ©Ángeles Sobaler Seco
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