Berlin between 1650 and 1800. Social History of a capital

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schultz, Helga (Berlin)
  • Wilke, Jürgen (Zentralarchiv für Emprische Sozialforschung an der Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The economic and cultural life of the capital Berlin is reviewed in this study on the basis of church registers and a number of historical sources. Representatively for the development of Berlin, two Berlin parishes were chosen: Nikolai parish in the city center and the suburban St. Georgen parish. In the middle of the 18th century about 14 percent of the Lutheran population of Berlin lived in both parishes together. The daily living circumstances and the social relations between members of different classes can be shown looking at the collected data. The following topics are covered in specific: politics of the capital by the Hohenzollern, consequences of wars, epidemics and famine and social consequences of the enlightenment. List of variables: - Marriages - Funerals - Baptisms - Occupations
Temporal Coverage
  • 1650 / 1800
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    City of Berlin
Collection Mode
  • Official statistics, church registers.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8164 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schultz, Helga: Berlin 1650-1800. Sozialgeschichte einer Residenz. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1987.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23