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Kvinnan, tornet och makten i Bjälbo

Gustin, Ingrid LU (2009) In Triangulering. Historisk arkeologi vidgar fälten Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology 11.
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This article discusses the background to the erection of the huge church tower in Bjälbo, Östergötland, Sweden. Bjälbo, today a small rural village,was once the seat of one of the most powerful families in medieval Sweden. The erection of a church tower in Bjälbo probably served several purposes; shelter, dwelling, belfry and storehouse. The tall tower was also a grand symbol for a family with royal ambitions.

There has been an ongoing discussion about who was the founder of

this building piece. New dendrochronological dating of the erection to

shortly after 1220 could mean that the founder was Ingrid Ylva, the mother of Birger Jarl. She was married to the first known... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

This article discusses the background to the erection of the huge church tower in Bjälbo, Östergötland, Sweden. Bjälbo, today a small rural village,was once the seat of one of the most powerful families in medieval Sweden. The erection of a church tower in Bjälbo probably served several purposes; shelter, dwelling, belfry and storehouse. The tall tower was also a grand symbol for a family with royal ambitions.

There has been an ongoing discussion about who was the founder of

this building piece. New dendrochronological dating of the erection to

shortly after 1220 could mean that the founder was Ingrid Ylva, the mother of Birger Jarl. She was married to the first known owner of Bjälbo and became a widow around 1210. A fact strengthening this theory is that Ingrid Ylva probably was the donor of the church bell. The legal situation for widows also means that she became the new head of the family after the death of her husband. As widows, women had the possibility to continue their late husband´s work, and in a legal sense, they more or less acquired male gender. This could be the reason why medieval women so frequently appear as founders of churches and owners of land. (Less)
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Bjälbo, kyrkan, tornet, Ingrid Ylva, änkor, medeltid, kyrkostiftare
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Triangulering. Historisk arkeologi vidgar fälten
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Mogren, Mats; Roslund, Mats; Sundnér, Barbro and Wienberg, Jes
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Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology 11
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Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia, Lunds universitet
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978-91-89578-31-9
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This article discusses the background to the erection of the huge church tower in Bjälbo, Östergötland, Sweden. Bjälbo, today a small rural village,was once the seat of one of the most powerful families in medieval Sweden. The erection of a church tower in Bjälbo probably served several purposes; shelter, dwelling, belfry and storehouse. The tall tower was also a grand symbol for a family with royal ambitions.<br/><br>
There has been an ongoing discussion about who was the founder of<br/><br>
this building piece. New dendrochronological dating of the erection to<br/><br>
shortly after 1220 could mean that the founder was Ingrid Ylva, the mother of Birger Jarl. She was married to the first known owner of Bjälbo and became a widow around 1210. A fact strengthening this theory is that Ingrid Ylva probably was the donor of the church bell. The legal situation for widows also means that she became the new head of the family after the death of her husband. As widows, women had the possibility to continue their late husband´s work, and in a legal sense, they more or less acquired male gender. This could be the reason why medieval women so frequently appear as founders of churches and owners of land.},
  author       = {Gustin, Ingrid},
  editor       = {Mogren, Mats and Roslund, Mats and Sundnér, Barbro and Wienberg, Jes},
  isbn         = {978-91-89578-31-9},
  keyword      = {Bjälbo,kyrkan,tornet,Ingrid Ylva,änkor,medeltid,kyrkostiftare},
  language     = {swe},
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  series       = {Triangulering. Historisk arkeologi vidgar fälten},
  title        = {Kvinnan, tornet och makten i Bjälbo},
  volume       = {Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology 11},
  year         = {2009},
}