Dwellings, Identities & Homes: European Housing Culture from the Viking Age to the Renaissance [Paperback]

Mette Svart Kristiansen (Editor); Kate Giles (Editor)

ISBN: 9788788415896 | Published by: Aarhus University Press | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 255p, H295 x W210 (mm)

Dwellings, Identities & Homes


The study of houses, dwelling, homes and identities is a rapidly-expanding field within medieval archaeology. Many of the 20 papers in this volume demonstrate the potential for studying buildings within their wider cultural ideological frameworks, and the methodological challenges this presents.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Exploring Domestic and Social Space
Ways of Living in Medieval England
Human Spatial Behaviour in Dwellings and Social Psychology
The Investigation of Domesticated Space in Archaeology - Architecture and Human Beings
The Investigation of Domesticated Space in Archaeology - Beyond Architecture
Part 2. Regions and Regionality
The Rural Home. Local or 'European Style'?
'The Schleswig Farmstead' - A Key to the Dynamics of Culture in the Danish-German Borderland from Medieval to Recent Times
Medieval Turf Houses in Jutland, Denmark - A Regional Building Practice?
Islands Across the Sea - Aspects of Regionality in the Norse North Atlantic Diaspora
Part 3. Houses, Homes and Social Strategies
Houses and Households in Viking Age Scandinavia - Some Case Studies
Opening Doors - Entering Social Understandings of the Viking Age Longhouses
"Pat var háttr í pann tíma"
Proper Living - Exploring Domestic Ideals in Medieval Denmark
Form and Function in the Late Medieval Rural House - An example from the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Sussex
A House is Not Just a Home - Means of Display in English Medieval Gentry Buildings
Smoke Houses and Entrepreneurship in Two Rural Villages of Medieval Scania, Örja and Skegrie
The 'Stube' and its Heating - Archaeological Evidence for a Smoke-Free Living Room between Alps and North Sea
Medieval Houses in Aalborg, Denmark - a Study of Excavated Timber Houses
Burned-down Timber-framed Houses in Medieval Odense, Denmark
The House as a Social Project in Northern-Central Italy, c 700-1000
 The Development of Dutch Townhouses 700-1300

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