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dc.contributor.authorDe Groot, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-03T04:00:40Z
dc.date.available2022-03-03T04:00:40Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-03-02T12:15:21Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53179
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78930
dc.description.abstractHow did citizens in Bruges create a home? What did an ordinary domestic interior look like in the sixteenth century? And more importantly: how does one study the domestic culture of bygone times by analysing documents such as probate inventories? These questions seem straightforward, yet few endeavours are more challenging than reconstructing a sixteenth-century domestic reality from written sources. This book takes full advantage of the inventory as a source and convincingly frames household objects in their original context of use. Meticulously connecting objects, people and domestic spaces, the book introduces the reader to the rich material world of Bruges citizens in the Renaissance, their sensory engagement, their religious practice, the daily activities of men and women, and other social factors. By weaving insights from material culture studies with urban history, At Home in Renaissance Bruges offers an appealing and holistic mixture of in-depth socio-economic, cultural and material analysis. In its approach the book goes beyond heavy-handed theories and stereotypes about the exquisite taste of aristocratic elites, focusing instead on the domestic materiality of Bruges’ middling groups. Evocatively illustrated with contemporary paintings and images of furniture and textiles from Bruges and beyond, this monograph shows a nuanced picture of domestic materiality in a remarkable European city.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCD Material culture
dc.subject.otherHome;Domestic Culture;Material Culture;Late-Medieval;Early Modern Period;Bruges;Furniture;Interior Decoration;Domestic space
dc.titleAt Home in Renaissance Bruges
dc.title.alternativeConnecting Objects, People and Domestic Spaces in a Sixteenth-Century City
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11116/9789461664389
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9e472607-bec3-4b15-ba3f-f05039722389
oapen.relation.isFundedBy6b1724e9-1f53-4f69-84a9-bca9c1d5dc78
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oapen.relation.isbn9789462703179
oapen.relation.isbn9789461664396
oapen.pages320
oapen.place.publicationLeuven
dc.relationisFundedBy608fbdcb-bd0a-4d50-9a26-902224692f76


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