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

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the connection between castles, commerce and urbanity in Scandinavia. This is made by comparing three Swedish royal castles. The castle in Stockholm has its roots in the twelfth or thirteenth century and was founded in connection with the contemporary town. Here are indications that the merchants in an early phase lived in the bailey of the castle. The castle at Borgholm on Öland probably has its root in the twelfth century. Here recent archaeological excavations have shown traces of a semi-urban settlement just outside the castle walls, which however never developed into a proper town. The last example, Piksborg lay in the inland of south Sweden and was destroyed in a revolt in 1434. Here the archaeological material show clear traces of how the castle seem to have fulfilled the commercial needs in the region, which completely lacked urban towns. The three examples are used in order to analyse and highlight different aspects of the connection between castle and commerce in Scandinavia.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia

Nyckelord

  • Castle, middle ages, commerce, Sweden , Stockholm, Borgholm, Piksborg
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkCastle and Commerce in Medieval Sweden - the Examples of Stockholm, Borgholm and Piksborg.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationChateua Gaillard 27.
Undertitel på gästpublikationChateau et commerce
RedaktörerPeter Ettel, Anne-Marie Flambard Hericher, Kieran O'Conor
UtgivningsortCaen
FörlagPresses universitaires de Caen, les Publications du CRAHM.
Sidor185-194
Antal sidor9
Volym27
Utgåva1
ISBN (tryckt)978-2-84133-828-3
StatusPublished - 2016 aug 14
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangChâteau Gaillard: Château et commerce - Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Tyskland
Varaktighet: 2014 aug 232014 aug 31
Konferensnummer: 27

Publikationsserier

NamnChateau Gaillard
FörlagPresses universitaires de Caen
Volym27

Konferens

KonferensChâteau Gaillard
LandTyskland
OrtBad Neustadt an der Saale
Period2014/08/232014/08/31