Unique Discovery: New Perspectives on Household Consumption

A unique archival document about the seventeenth-century Northern Netherlands has surfaced in a Belgian family archive. The simple-looking booklet contains a wealth of detailed information about daily life in the seventeenth century as seen through the eyes of one woman: Maria van Nesse. The discovery instantly places Van Nesse among the best-documented people of her time. Judith Noorman and Robbert Jan van der Maal researched her life and wrote a book about it: Het unieke memorieboek van Maria van Nesse (1588-1650). Nieuwe perspectieven op huishoudelijke consumptie.