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Unformatted text preview: History 5 Lecture 11 • About the midterm • ID section • Chronology Section with several events • Essay • Consumerism • Consumption before 1650 The houses of ordinary people had only the most basic things Mostly things that were purchased locally Only knives, no spoon and fork No new clothes, always mended, etc. Consumption is correlated only with the social elite Consumption was morally suspect • The bible said that the love of money was the root of all evil • True wealth is learning to be content with little Virtually all societies had sumptuary laws, which defined what each class can have and eat and dress, etc. Anne Turner and the yellow ruff that was about lust and pride • Old Luxury Quality, refinement, and distinction About abundant leisure so you don’t have to work with your hands Not really about having fancy things Fancy things are really just a way of displaying your status • New Luxury Differed than old luxury because it was about comfort and pleasure rather than grandeur and distinction...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HISTORY 5 taught by Professor Hesse during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '08