Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-504-001-3-2-Italy/Sardinia-DPLS-1427

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: Catasto study of the fifteen century Italy [PC version].  [machine-readable data file] / Herlihy, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 5/8/1997

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: The data set is stored on 5 high density 3.5" diskettes. Users of this PC version Catasto study needs to consult Mr. Francesco Bonomi for any questions related to his program. DPLS Internal Note: A duplicate set has been made. Both sets are in PDR folder. 11/2004 This PC version Catasto study was installed to Peppermint and Bonomi's search and retrieval program works well under Windows 2000. The installation was slow because the program is on a floppy disk.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Machine-readable and a printed user's manual is in PDR folder.

Abstract: The data were coded, during 1966-1976, from the official manuscripts of the tax declarations (Campioni) in fifteenth century Italy. For each household, each person was assigned as the 'fiscal head', the individual primarily responsible for the tax. Data for the entire household include name of fiscal head, type of dwelling, animal ownership, occupation of fiscal head, value of public and private investments, deductions, and tax. It is also know as the Catasto study. Francesco Bonomi wrote a search software for this Catasto data set. His program and the data are on five high density 3.5" diskettes. His software requires a PC running Microsoft Windows with at least 2 Mbytes of RAM. Hard disk requirements vary depending from the number of files a user want to search contemporaneously. Disk requirements, depending on the amount of data installed, ranges from about 2 to about 33 Mbytes. The data on these diskettes are compressed. Because the program requests individual file from specific disk, the integrity of each diskette needs to be maintained. In order to make the file structure consistent, Mr. Bonomi transformed all the files to the structure of 1 economic record followed by 5 demographic recodes. He arranged 50 slots for the demographic records (10 slots for each records). These files have been compressed using Microsoft's compress program.

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