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HOW lived in the 17th century

How to live in the 17th century

In the XVII century the value of the speed of light and designed a barometer has been determined.

In France, Louis XIV took to the stage in the form of the sun, in Russia, Peter I began to reform China's Ming Dynasty replaced the Qing Dynasty.

Changes have occurred in the lives of ordinary people.



The growth of literacy

In the 17th century, in the enlightened countries increasesthe number of people who can read and write. In Russia, the proportion of literate population posads is 40% of the landlords - 65% of merchants - 96%. The houses began to appear own libraries. In 1634 he came out in the ABC "ABC" light. Appeared printed multiplication tables, Psalter and Book of Hours. In 1687 he opened the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy in Russia. In science, developed mainly practical side. The theoretical part is a little studied. Actively developed astronomy, medicine, geography.


Century Limited hygiene

Only the rich citizens of advanced nations havewater pipes. The rest have a wash. Of course, in the 17th century on the need to keep yourself clean is almost universally known, but applying that knowledge is not always the case. Urban residents of England, for example, used the baths. But some believed that enough time to visit this place and more dirt will not stick to the body.

As for the toilets, the special facilitiesspravleniya for the natural needs of the 17th century were rare. Usually used chamber pots. And not necessarily in a secluded location. It was considered commonplace even in high society to relieve themselves in the dining room when receiving guests.


The need for a large number of servants

In the 17th century, the mechanisms that facilitatehuman life, was invented by a little. The hosts big houses do not always have time to deal with all household chores, so grew the need for servants. Cooks, maids, maids, laundresses - in great demand. If the family had no servants, all the household duties assumed the wife. It was considered bad form if the husband came home from work, will not find a table. In this case, the wife is not necessary to lament the fact that he would often disappear in the taverns, where tables are covered at all times.

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