Saturday, April 5, 2003

The Practice of Everyday Life

Via v-2: "As I get more involved in anthropology and ethnography for my own reasons, mostly having to do with attempting to understand the 'user experience' of everyday life, in all its complexity, sources like this seem ever more poignant and valuable to me... I can't recall ever having found anything else online that so vividly immersed me in the quotidian details of another time and place, in such rich and unforgettable detail. The language, the tools, dress, mores and accoutrements of this age all come tumbling forth..."

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834: A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.


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