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Vad levande döda behöver - En analys av levnadsförhållanden på Lunds medeltida hospital

Irskog, Siiri LU (2014) ARKM22 20141
Historical Archaeology
Abstract (Swedish)
In four different phases in the years of 1938, 1941 and 1944/1945 the medieval leper hospital in Lund was extensively excavated. The excavations revealed a church and two different types of living quarters. The archaeologists encountered a large amount of artifacts across a variety of categories. In this thesis I have selected seven categories of finds that are related to everyday life. These have been complemented by norms from written sources concerning medieval Lund and Europe. The finds and the documents have methodologically been analyzed by the correspondence and contrast between norm and reality. As a theoretical background, I have used the perspective of permanent liminality discussed by Árpád Scakolczai and Victor Turner. This has... (More)
In four different phases in the years of 1938, 1941 and 1944/1945 the medieval leper hospital in Lund was extensively excavated. The excavations revealed a church and two different types of living quarters. The archaeologists encountered a large amount of artifacts across a variety of categories. In this thesis I have selected seven categories of finds that are related to everyday life. These have been complemented by norms from written sources concerning medieval Lund and Europe. The finds and the documents have methodologically been analyzed by the correspondence and contrast between norm and reality. As a theoretical background, I have used the perspective of permanent liminality discussed by Árpád Scakolczai and Victor Turner. This has enlightened the liminal and marginalized state of the lepers. However, the theoretical perspectives have been complemented with the perspective of identity and the agency of material culture as a way to study the artifacts.
By the means of this basis the aim is to investigate the living conditions at the leper house in Lund. But also to shed new light upon a place in the history of Lund that has not received a great amount of focus since the excavations. (Less)
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author
Irskog, Siiri LU
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ARKM22 20141
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
hospital, spetälska, marginalisering, stigmatisering, permanent liminalitet
language
Swedish
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4451136
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2014-06-26 10:39:44
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  abstract     = {In four different phases in the years of 1938, 1941 and 1944/1945 the medieval leper hospital in Lund was extensively excavated. The excavations revealed a church and two different types of living quarters. The archaeologists encountered a large amount of artifacts across a variety of categories. In this thesis I have selected seven categories of finds that are related to everyday life. These have been complemented by norms from written sources concerning medieval Lund and Europe. The finds and the documents have methodologically been analyzed by the correspondence and contrast between norm and reality. As a theoretical background, I have used the perspective of permanent liminality discussed by Árpád Scakolczai and Victor Turner. This has enlightened the liminal and marginalized state of the lepers. However, the theoretical perspectives have been complemented with the perspective of identity and the agency of material culture as a way to study the artifacts.
	By the means of this basis the aim is to investigate the living conditions at the leper house in Lund. But also to shed new light upon a place in the history of Lund that has not received a great amount of focus since the excavations.},
  author       = {Irskog, Siiri},
  keyword      = {hospital,spetälska,marginalisering,stigmatisering,permanent liminalitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad levande döda behöver - En analys av levnadsförhållanden på Lunds medeltida hospital},
  year         = {2014},
}