Intro Society’s Structure Nobility England vs. French The “Masses” Mortality Rates Family Women’s Lives Peasant Life Pugachev Rebellion Urban Workers & Guilds Fun/Entertainment. Key Terms Bourgeoisie Family Economy Cottage Industry Dowry Corv ée Emelian Pugachev Apprentice
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The “Masses” 75-85%
Bolshoi Theater, Moscow
Men wore wigs; 1,200 shops
Culottes (Knee breeches)
The diameter of some dresses was nine feet across
Hospital For The Poor
Peasant Family in France
Childbirth & Abandonment; many women worked as “wet nurses” or prostitutes (40-60,000 in Paris)
“Rule of Thumb”
It was legal to beat one’s wife with a stick as long as the stick was no thicker than the husband’s thumbWomen
In London, the average male consumed 100 gallons of beer or ale per year (one quart per day).