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Die materielle Kultur auf dänischen Burgen: Vielfalt und Qualität als soziales Kapital

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This study seeks to explore archaeological finds as
source material for social hierarchy in late medieval
Denmark. A castle was regarded as a joint household,
whose inhabitants significantly shared a part of its
lord’s wealth. 15.610 finds from 13 castles were an-
alysed by means of counting the number of encom-
passed object types. Here, a clear correlation between
the number of artifact types (NAT, Danish and German: AOT)
and the social position of a castle
within late medieval aristocracy can be stated. How-
ever, a multivariate analysis of all finds classified into
functional groups resulted in the impression of com-
mensurate uniformity among the late medieval mil-
itary elite in Denmark. This impression is probably
wrong: the quality of objects and buildings and the
topography of the castle itself have to be taken into
Translated title of the contributionMaterial Culture in Danish Castles: Variety and Quality as Social Capital
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationBurgen im Ostseeraum und ihr europäischer Kontext
EditorsFelix Biermann, Elisabeth Crettaz-Stürzel, Christofer Herrmann
Number of pages10
Place of publicationLangenweißbach
PublisherVerlag Beier & Beran
Publication year2021
ISBN (print)978-3-95741-144-0, 978-952-69004-2-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventKonferenz - Marksburg bei Braubach am Rhein, Germany
Duration: 27 Aug 20171 Sep 2017


ByMarksburg bei Braubach am Rhein
SeriesBeiträge zur Ur- und Frühgeschichte Mitteleuropas
SeriesCastella Maris Baltici
SeriesArchaeologia Medii Aevi Finlandiae

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