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Stove tiles as a source of information about daily life in migrant households in Aalborg and Elsinore

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The aim of this chapter is to examine the ground plans and heating regimes of immigrant households, with an emphasis on stove tiles. Especially the panel and niche tiles permit transregional comparisons, due to their close links with contemporary art. Studying these tiles will provide some insights into the immigrants’ ties with their homelands and other long-distance connections, as well as the extent to which goods and products made in the host country were both used and also reflected the immigrants’ religious denomination. The site contexts enable identification of material derived from single households; material that may have been deposited immediately after use. The analysis reveals clear regional differences: Vessel tiles dominate in Aalborg in the 16th and 17th centuries, while panel tiles , glazed in green or black, dominate in Elsinore, especially in the international quarter called “The Sand”. The second part of this chapter focusses on an analysis of the motifs featured on the tiles. Aalborg appears to have belonged to the North German Lutheran sphere with regard to these motifs, while the absence of biblical scenes on tiles from Elsinore may reflect a Calvinist rejection of the use of images in the practice of beliefs
TitelUrban Diaspora : The Rise and Fall of Diaspora Communities in Early Modern Denmark and Sweden
RedaktørerJette Linaa
Antal sider24
ForlagAarhus Universitetsforlag
ISBN (trykt)978-87-93423-51-0
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedWorkshop on "Urban Diaspora" - Aarhus Universitet, Nobelparken, Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 18 feb. 201518 feb. 2015


WorkshopWorkshop on "Urban Diaspora"
LokationAarhus Universitet, Nobelparken
SerietitelJysk Arkæologisk Selskabs Skrifter

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