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Multi-Ethnicity and Material Exchanges in Late Medieval Tallinn

Naum, Magdalena LU (2014) In European Journal of Archaeology 17(4). p.656-677
Abstract
This article examines the cultural and social dynamics of a multi-ethnic medieval town. Taking the lower town of Tallinn as a case study, this paper identifies the major urban ethnic groups living in the town and discusses their co-existence, self-definition, and processes of categorization. It explores ambiguities arising from daily interactions in the shared physical landscape of the town, such as material exchanges, and the development of new technological solutions, and the simultaneous insistence on maintenance

of sharp inter-group boundaries. As material culture plays a significant role in the negotiation of identities and in visualizing sameness and difference, emphasis is placed on the ways objects were

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This article examines the cultural and social dynamics of a multi-ethnic medieval town. Taking the lower town of Tallinn as a case study, this paper identifies the major urban ethnic groups living in the town and discusses their co-existence, self-definition, and processes of categorization. It explores ambiguities arising from daily interactions in the shared physical landscape of the town, such as material exchanges, and the development of new technological solutions, and the simultaneous insistence on maintenance

of sharp inter-group boundaries. As material culture plays a significant role in the negotiation of identities and in visualizing sameness and difference, emphasis is placed on the ways objects were

used in the daily lives of Tallinn’s multi-ethnic communities. (Less)
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Late Middle Ages, Tallinn, the Hanse, multi-ethnic town, migration, material culture
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European Journal of Archaeology
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17
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4
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656 - 677
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1461-9571
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10.1179/1461957114Y.0000000068
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
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  series       = {European Journal of Archaeology},
  title        = {Multi-Ethnicity and Material Exchanges in Late Medieval Tallinn},
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  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2014},
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