Dataset. 2023

Inventories of agricultural workers in north-eastern Catalonia (1725-1807)

CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
doi:10.34810/data607
CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
  • Congost, Rosa
  • Ros, Rosa
  • Saguer Hom, Enric
[ENG] Complementary material to the article "More industrious and less austere than expected. Evidence from the inventories of agricultural workers in north-eastern Catalonia (1725-1807)". The aim of this work is to examine the levels of material consumption of the "treballadors" of Girona region, as well as the opportunities for improvement experienced by part of this social group during the second half of the 18th century. This is a single database (broken down into four tables) that summarises the extraction and pre-processing treatment of data (standardisation, categorisation and estimation) from a sample of 933 inventories of agricultural workers. The tables provided contain all the information used in the preparation of the article: the basic references of the 933 documents and personal data of the people inventoried, and the lists of properties (2,421), movable goods (67,326) and animals (1,449) inventoried., <br>[CAT] Material complementari de l'article "More industrious and less austere than expected. Evidence from inventories of agricultural workers in north-eastern Catalonia (1725-1807)". L'objectiu d'aquest treball ha estat examinar els nivells de consum material dels 'treballadors' gironins, així com les oportunitats de millora que una part d'aquest grup social va experimentar durant la segona meitat del segle XVIII. Es tracta d'una única base de dades (descomposada en quatre taules) que sintetitza el buidatge i els tractaments (d'estandarització, agrupació i estimació) d'una mostra de 933 inventaris de béns de treballadors. Les taules aportades contenen totes les informacions utilitzades en l'elaboració de l'article: les referències bàsiques dels 933 documents i de les persones inventariades, i les relacions d'immobles (2.421), béns mobles (67.326) i animals (1.449) inventariats.
 
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34810/data607
CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
doi:10.34810/data607

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CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
doi:10.34810/data607
 
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CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
doi:10.34810/data607

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Artículo científico (article). 2023

MORE INDUSTRIOUS AND LESS AUSTERE THAN EXPECTED: EVIDENCE FROM INVENTORIES OF AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN NORTH-EASTERN CATALONIA (1725-1807)

DUGiDocs – Universitat de Girona
  • Congost, Rosa
  • Ros Massana, Rosa
  • Saguer i Hom, Enric
This article studies the changes in ownership of real estate, livestock and objects belonging to agricultural workers in the region of Girona, northeastern Catalonia, through the analysis of a sample of nearly one thousand post-mortem inventories dated between 1725 and 1807. It shows that a sizable number of agricultural workers gained greater access to property rights in land and other means of production, as well as undeniable improvements in their consumption levels during that period. Regarding the latter point, comparisons with inventories of the lower classes in Great Britain and other areas of north-western Europe show that the differences are not nearly as radical as suggested by the stereotype often applied to Mediterranean areas. The article thus discusses the apriorisms that have led many researchers to reject the idea that an industrious revolution was possible in southern Europe, and vindicates the need to strengthen dialogue between historiographies, This work is part of the RECSNETS I project (PGC2018-096350-B-I00), funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, and the European Regional Development Fund (EU)




CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
doi:10.34810/data607
Dataset. 2023

INVENTORIES OF AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN NORTH-EASTERN CATALONIA (1725-1807)

CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
  • Congost, Rosa
  • Ros, Rosa
  • Saguer Hom, Enric
[ENG] Complementary material to the article "More industrious and less austere than expected. Evidence from the inventories of agricultural workers in north-eastern Catalonia (1725-1807)". The aim of this work is to examine the levels of material consumption of the "treballadors" of Girona region, as well as the opportunities for improvement experienced by part of this social group during the second half of the 18th century. This is a single database (broken down into four tables) that summarises the extraction and pre-processing treatment of data (standardisation, categorisation and estimation) from a sample of 933 inventories of agricultural workers. The tables provided contain all the information used in the preparation of the article: the basic references of the 933 documents and personal data of the people inventoried, and the lists of properties (2,421), movable goods (67,326) and animals (1,449) inventoried., <br>[CAT] Material complementari de l'article "More industrious and less austere than expected. Evidence from inventories of agricultural workers in north-eastern Catalonia (1725-1807)". L'objectiu d'aquest treball ha estat examinar els nivells de consum material dels 'treballadors' gironins, així com les oportunitats de millora que una part d'aquest grup social va experimentar durant la segona meitat del segle XVIII. Es tracta d'una única base de dades (descomposada en quatre taules) que sintetitza el buidatge i els tractaments (d'estandarització, agrupació i estimació) d'una mostra de 933 inventaris de béns de treballadors. Les taules aportades contenen totes les informacions utilitzades en l'elaboració de l'article: les referències bàsiques dels 933 documents i de les persones inventariades, i les relacions d'immobles (2.421), béns mobles (67.326) i animals (1.449) inventariats.