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Unfortified elite buildings in 13th century Sweden

Hansson, Martin LU (2020) Colloque international de Château-Thierry In Château Gaillard : études de castellologie médiévale 29. p.165-173
Abstract
This paper discusses unfortified thirteenth century palaces in Sweden. The palaces were unfortified already when built, and never became fortified before being abandoned. The palaces are analysed in relation to a power-grammar of architectural properties as well as the capitalization of the use of the past. It is argued that the absence of fortifications was a way for the medieval kings and royal families to symbolically connect to the distant past, implying that the elite in the palaces saw their position as self-evident. Lordship was exercised by style, not by military force
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Obefästa elite-residens i 1200-talets Sverige
publishing date
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Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
keywords
palace, 13th century, Sweden, unfortified
host publication
Vivre au Château
series title
Château Gaillard : études de castellologie médiévale
editor
Ettel, Peter ; Flambard Héricher, Anne-Marie and O'Conor, Kieran
volume
29
pages
8 pages
publisher
Presses universitaires de Caen, les Publications du CRAHM.
conference name
Colloque international de Château-Thierry
conference location
Ireland
conference dates
2016-08-14 - 2016-08-18
ISSN
2491-844X
ISBN
978-2-84133-998-3
language
English
LU publication?
yes
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a6723125-ba71-483a-b86c-b6a8b7fe1b94
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2021-01-31 16:36:47
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2021-03-22 21:02:23
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses unfortified thirteenth century palaces in Sweden. The palaces were unfortified already when built, and never became fortified before being abandoned. The palaces are analysed in relation to a power-grammar of architectural properties as well as the capitalization of the use of the past. It is argued that the absence of fortifications was a way for the medieval kings and royal families to symbolically connect to the distant past, implying that the elite in the palaces saw their position as self-evident. Lordship was exercised by style, not by military force},
  author       = {Hansson, Martin},
  booktitle    = {Vivre au Château},
  editor       = {Ettel, Peter and Flambard Héricher, Anne-Marie and O'Conor, Kieran},
  isbn         = {978-2-84133-998-3},
  issn         = {2491-844X},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  pages        = {165--173},
  publisher    = {Presses universitaires de Caen, les Publications du CRAHM.},
  series       = {Château Gaillard : études de castellologie médiévale},
  title        = {Unfortified elite buildings in 13th century Sweden},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/90667434/Hansson_CG29.pdf},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2020},
}