Castle and Commerce in Medieval Sweden - the Examples of Stockholm, Borgholm and Piksborg.

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Abstract

It is generally accepted that there were well-established relationships between castles and commerce in medieval Sweden. However, to date, the complexities of those relationships have arguably not been fully explored. Through focusing on archaeological evidence from three very different examples, Stockholm, Borgholm and Piksborg, this paper seeks to illustrate the variety of often intimate and complex relationships that existed between castles, both urban and rural, and commercial activity in medieval Sweden. It describes instances of shops within castles, the influence of castles on pre-existing trading centres and castles that took on commercial roles, reinforcing the importance of commerce for castle builders and their castle lords.
Translated title of the contributionCastle and Commerce in Medieval Sweden - the Examples of Stockholm, Borgholm and Piksborg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChateua Gaillard 27.
Subtitle of host publicationChateau et commerce
EditorsPeter Ettel, Anne-Marie Flambard Hericher, Kieran O'Conor
Place of PublicationCaen
PublisherPresses universitaires de Caen, les Publications du CRAHM.
Pages185-194
Number of pages9
Volume27
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-2-84133-828-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 14
EventChâteau Gaillard: Château et commerce - Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany
Duration: 2014 Aug 232014 Aug 31
Conference number: 27

Publication series

NameChateau Gaillard
PublisherPresses universitaires de Caen
Volume27

Conference

ConferenceChâteau Gaillard
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBad Neustadt an der Saale
Period2014/08/232014/08/31

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • History

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