Les modes d'hygiène au palais au XVIIIe siècle : une mise en scène de la société française : une étude des latrines ouest du second palais de l'intendant à Québec (CeEt-30)

Authors: Parent, Caroline
Advisor: Auger, RéginaldBain, Allison
Other Title(s): Modes d'hygiène au palais au 18e siècle
Abstract: This study examines the western latrines of the second Intendant's Palace in Quebec City (CeEt-30), the construction and use of which in the French Regime covers approximately the second quarter of the 18th century to 1759. The well-preserved structure and its contents allow for a thorough study of conditions and lifestyles related to consumer habits. As exemplary contexts for examining hygiene-related behaviour, latrines offer the opportunity to study these habits. The latrines and their contents also serve as a starting point for a broader examination of hygiene-related behaviours. In addition to the available data, the consideration of mentalities of the time period is discussed, thus allowing a better understanding of individual actions. The relationships of individuals with their bodies (personal hygiene), with the immediate environment (domestic hygiene) and with society (public hygiene) are explored in this study. Since the Intendant's Palace served as a residence as well as a place for the performance of a variety of tasks related to colonial administration, a number of people worked and lived on site, and these were mainly France citizens. It is therefore interesting to explore whether the behaviour of these people is a reflection ofsocial norms in force in their country of origin. We realize that their behaviours are cunningly executed and orchestrated in a social universe where appearance is of utmost importance. Hygiene-related behaviors at the Intendant's Palace thus mirror perfectly French society in the first half of the 18th century.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 18 April 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/34498
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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