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Daily Life in Eighteenth-Century Malta Robert Attard

Daily Life in Eighteenth-Century Malta

Robert Attard

Published January 17th 2011
ISBN : 9789993273271
Hardcover
175 pages
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This book seeks to transport the reader back to eighteenth-century Malta. Daily life in eighteenth century Malta has been reconstructed from a number of primary sources. Judicial records contain important data relating to the food which was eaten inMoreThis book seeks to transport the reader back to eighteenth-century Malta. Daily life in eighteenth century Malta has been reconstructed from a number of primary sources. Judicial records contain important data relating to the food which was eaten in eighteenth century Malta, the clothes which were worn in the streets of Valleta, the household effects of the inhabitants of the eighteenth century and the way of life of the persons who dwelled in Malta at the time of Pinto and Rohan. Travellers accounts contain interesting descriptions of the curious island. Eighteenth-century laws contain important data relating to the price of foodstuffs and the morals of the eighteenth-century Maltese. Confessions to the Holy Inquisition contain the most intimate secrets of the eighteenth-century Maltese. Most of the illustrations contained in this book consist of photographs of authentic eighteenth-century artefacts from advanced private collections. In a way this book is a companion volume to the authors Antique Collecting in Malta .