People, Encounters, and Power. Between People and Elit in Allbo härad, 1600-1750

Project: Dissertation

Layman's description

What happend before the Allbo County Court? It is in fact something very simple: meetings. People met to discuss and decide things that they could not settle anywhere else. These meetings was certainly very different. And sometimes they were not so peaceful as it has just been made in the description above.

How can we retell everything that happened at the Allbo County Court, between the years 1600-1740? So much happened. Peasants met peasants, a nobleman met another nobleman, a nobleman could accuse one of his peasants, a man met a woman and a woman a man, the foreign law met the domestic law, etc. All these meetings ought to be retold every one for themselves. Each one has enough to say to the world to deserve our attention. But as scientists we can not bear this responsibility to the past. We have to find shortcuts, simplifications.

What, then, happend before the Allbo County Court? It is in fact something very simple: meetings. People met to discuss and decide things that they could not settle anywhere else. These meetings was certainly very different. And sometimes they were not so peaceful as it has just been made in the description above.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1987/09/012014/12/31

Participants

  • Johansson, Kenneth - History (PI)