Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Everyday products in the Middle Ages: Crafts, Consumption and the Individual in Northern Europe c. AD 800-1600: An Introduction
Steven P. Ashby, Gitte Hansen, and Irene Baug
Chapter 2: ‘With staff in hand, and dog at heel’? What did it mean to be an ‘Itinerant’ artisan?
Steven P. Ashby
Chapter 3: Itinerant Craftspeople in 12th Century Bergen, Norway - Aspects of Their Social Identities
Chapter 4: Urban craftspeople at Viking-age Kaupang
Chapter 5. Crafts in the landscape of the powerless
A combmaker’s workshop at Viborg Søndersø AD 1020-1024
Chapter 6. Bone-workers in medieval Viljandi, Estonia: comparison of finds from downtown and the Order’s castle
Chapter 7: Consumers and Artisans: Marketing Amber and Jet in the Early Medieval British Isles
Chapter 8. The home-made shoe, a glimpse of a hidden, but most ‘affordable’, craft.
Chapter 9. Fashion and Necessity. Anglo-Norman leatherworkers and changing markets
Quita Mould and Esther Cameron
Chapter 10. Tracing the nameless actors: Leatherworking and production of leather artefacts in the town of Turku and Turku Castle, SW Finland
Chapter 11. Ambiguous Stripes: a Sign for Fashionable Wear in Medieval Tartu
Chapter 12. Silk finds from Oseberg: Production and distribution of high status markers across ethnic boundaries
Chapter 13. The soapstone vessel production and trade of Agder and its actors
Torbjørn P. Schou
Chapter 14. Actors in quarrying. Production and distribution of quernstones and bakestones during the Viking Age and the Middle Ages
Chapter 15. The role of Laach Abbey in the medieval quarrying and stone trade
Chapter 16. Iron producers in Hedmark in the medieval period - who were they?
Chapter 17. What did the blacksmiths do in Swedish towns? Some new results
Chapter 18. The Iron Age blacksmith, simply a craftsman?
Chapter 19. Bohemian Glass in the North: Producers, distributors and consumers of late medieval vessel glass
Chapter 20. If sherds could tell: imported ceramics from the Hanseatic hinterland in Bergen, Norway. Producers, traders and consumers: who were they, and how were they connected?
Chapter 21. Marine trade and transport-related crafts and their actors: People without archaeology?
Reviews & Quotes
"Collections of essays can be unwieldy and unfocused, but such, I am happy to report, is not the case with 'Everyday Products in the Middle Ages'… the archaeological analysis takes scholars to topics that are otherwise ignored by textual sources."
The Medieval Review
The Medieval Review
"The whole volume will, I am sure, bring alive to all readers many of these 'everyday' craftspeople, products and processes of the early to late medieval North European world."
Medieval Settlement Research Group