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"Jens Holgerß af Glimynge" Om en borgbyggares intentioner

Lind, Sara (2007)
Historical Archaeology
Abstract
Glimmingehus is one of the most well preserved medieval castles in Sweden. This essay examines why it was built ? what were the intentions of the Lord, Jens Holgersen? Even though we?ll never be able to ask him, the answer to the question ?why?? can give us an

insight of how a man of his position thought in the Late Medieval time. To answer the question the castle are explored through three different angles ? the Lord of the castle and the

social context the castle was built in, the landscape surrounding Glimmingehus ? has Jens Holgersen left any structural clues there, and finally the castle itself ? how has a potential visitor experienced Glimmingehus? The methods are greatly influenced by Gunhild Eriksdotter, who in her book Bakom... (More)
Glimmingehus is one of the most well preserved medieval castles in Sweden. This essay examines why it was built ? what were the intentions of the Lord, Jens Holgersen? Even though we?ll never be able to ask him, the answer to the question ?why?? can give us an

insight of how a man of his position thought in the Late Medieval time. To answer the question the castle are explored through three different angles ? the Lord of the castle and the

social context the castle was built in, the landscape surrounding Glimmingehus ? has Jens Holgersen left any structural clues there, and finally the castle itself ? how has a potential visitor experienced Glimmingehus? The methods are greatly influenced by Gunhild Eriksdotter, who in her book Bakom fasaderna explores the possibilities of an analysis of

experience together with an analysis of function in the archaeology of buildings. The analysis in this essay is also based on the ideas of Matthew Johnson and Martin Hansson concerning

the spatial ideology of the medieval lords, and how they show that ideology in the landscape and their castles. The result of this approach shows that Glimmingehus was built by Jens

Holgersen as a personal project to highlight himself as a part of the upper nobility and as an

individual. Thus not said that Glimmingehus only has a symbolic meaning - to Jens Holgersen

and his contemporaries the symbolic meaning of Glimmingehus was something real and could

truly affect the position one had in the society. (Less)
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author
Lind, Sara
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Glimmingehus, Borgar, Sverige, Medeltiden, Medieval history, Medeltidens historia
language
Swedish
id
1321235
date added to LUP
2007-05-16 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Glimmingehus is one of the most well preserved medieval castles in Sweden. This essay examines why it was built ? what were the intentions of the Lord, Jens Holgersen? Even though we?ll never be able to ask him, the answer to the question ?why?? can give us an

insight of how a man of his position thought in the Late Medieval time. To answer the question the castle are explored through three different angles ? the Lord of the castle and the

social context the castle was built in, the landscape surrounding Glimmingehus ? has Jens Holgersen left any structural clues there, and finally the castle itself ? how has a potential visitor experienced Glimmingehus? The methods are greatly influenced by Gunhild Eriksdotter, who in her book Bakom fasaderna explores the possibilities of an analysis of

experience together with an analysis of function in the archaeology of buildings. The analysis in this essay is also based on the ideas of Matthew Johnson and Martin Hansson concerning

the spatial ideology of the medieval lords, and how they show that ideology in the landscape and their castles. The result of this approach shows that Glimmingehus was built by Jens

Holgersen as a personal project to highlight himself as a part of the upper nobility and as an

individual. Thus not said that Glimmingehus only has a symbolic meaning - to Jens Holgersen

and his contemporaries the symbolic meaning of Glimmingehus was something real and could

truly affect the position one had in the society.},
  author       = {Lind, Sara},
  keyword      = {Glimmingehus,Borgar,Sverige,Medeltiden,Medieval history,Medeltidens historia},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Jens Holgerß af Glimynge" Om en borgbyggares intentioner},
  year         = {2007},
}