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Title: House and society in an English provincial city : the archaeology of urban households in Norwich, 1370-1700
Author: King, Christopher
ISNI:       0000 0001 3599 6846
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis is an analysis of the archaeological evidence for houses and households in the city of Norwich between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, paying close attention to changing power relations and the formation of social identity in the domestic sphere. It provides an interpretation of the changing forms and functions of urban houses at different social levels across the period of the late medieval to early modem transition, and explores the relationship of urban domestic architecture to the processes of rebuilding and 'closure' identified in post-medieval rural dwellings. The thesis includes a detailed standing building analysis of the surviving houses of the mercantile and civic elite, discussing the interaction of commercial and domestic spaces in mercantile houses and their role in the constitution of elite social identities, dynastic stability and political authority.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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