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Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth- Century Wilno by David Frick
The Polish Review
  • Lynn Lubamersky, Boise State University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
1-1-2014
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Abstract
What if one could take a trip back in time and walk down the streets of seventeenth-century Wilno to get to know the families of each household and find out how people lived together there? Would that not be marvelous? This is exactly the journey that David Frick guides us through in Kith, Kin, and Neighbors. By drawing upon a wide diversity of sources, some of which he even published in a separate volume so that other scholars could use them, he paints a vivid picture of the merchants and noblewomen, the students, the tanners, and the fishwives who lived within very close quarters in the houses and apartments, rooms and alcoves of seventeenth-century Wilno.
Citation Information
Lynn Lubamersky. "Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth- Century Wilno by David Frick" The Polish Review (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lynn_lubamersky/21/