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Grain Turnover, Grain and Bread Prices in Cologne from the 14th to the 18th Century

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ebeling, Dietrich (Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld)
  • Irsigler, Franz (Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld)
Publication Date
1988
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    Edition and analysis (especially of market mechanisms and price policies) of the official weekly price quotes on food, primarily on grain prices at the municipal market of Cologne until the beginning of French occupation. Topics: Grain prices and turnover in Cologne from 1531 to 1797 (information on amount and price of wheat, rye, barley and oats in constant measuring units across time) in weekly, monthly and annual tables; bread weights and prices from 1658 to 1773 (information on ´Semmelgin´, a bread made from a wheat mixture, on ´Roggelgin´, a bread made from a rye mixture and on ´Malterbrot´, a black bread, in constant measuring units across time) in weekly, monthly and annual tables. Data tables offered by the database HISTAT: - Grain prices and grain sales in Cologne, annual data (1531-1797) - Silver value of the “Albus” and gold value of the “Rechnungsgulden” (1386-1777) - Average grain price in the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 20th Century (1563-1975) - Grain prices in Cologne per Malt wheat/rye (1368-1511) - Grain prices in Cologne per Malt wheat/rye (1512-1530) - Grain prices in Cologne Weizen/Roggen (1531-1657) - Grain prices in Cologne, bread prices, and bread weights (1658-1773) - Grain prices in Cologne (1774-1797) Furthermore, the following data are accessable: Grain prices and grain sales in Cologne, weekly data from 1531 to 1797 (as SPSS or Excel file); these data can be ordered via the PDF-Order-Form (http://www.gesis.org/en/services/data/data-historical-social-research/data-access/). The ZA study number is 8014.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1368 / 1797
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    Cologne
Sampled Universe
The more than 100.000 quotations for 267 years
Sampling
Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Systematic investigation of the "Fruchtpreisbuecher" {"fruit price books"} from 1531 to 1674 archived in the municipal Archives in Cologne (they contain under a Sunday date information on the turnover from the previous week for wheat, rye, barley and oats as well as the average market price for each type of grain), the detailed "Baeckerbescheidbuecher" {"bakers' notification books"} from 1658 to 1773 and the price and turnover registers from 1773 to 1797.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 13878
    Number of Variables: 78
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8014 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Ebeling, Dietrich und Irsigler, Franz: Getreideumsatz, Getreide- und Brotpreise in Köln. Bd. I: Getreideumsatz und Getreidepreise: Wochen-, Monats- und Jahrestabelle. Bd. II: Brotgewichte und Brotpreise: Wochen-, Monats- und Jahrestabelle, Graphiken. Köln, Wien: Böhlau-Verlag 1977 und 1978. (Mitteilungen aus dem Stadtarchiv Köln; Hefte 65 und 66).

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Ebeling, Dietrich; Irsigler, Franz (1988): Getreideumsatz, Getreide- und Brotpreise in Köln vom 14. bis 18. Jahrhundert. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8014