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dc.contributor.authorSmail, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T11:15:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-07
dc.identifier.citationSmall, Daniel Lord. “Persons and Things in Marseille and Lucca, 1300–1450,” in The Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture, ed. Ivan Gaskell and Sarah Anne Carter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020: 377–96. doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199341764.013.29.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780199341764en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:42665427*
dc.description.abstractIn later medieval Europe, a rising tide of wealth changed the material regime and, with it, the relationships that defined the matrix of persons and things. Some of our best evidence for the changes afoot in the era can be found in the massive documentation generated by the legal institutions of the period. Featured in this chapter are household inventories and inventories of debt collection from the cities of Marseille and Lucca. Although the things found in these documents are not tangible, the approach known as “documentary archaeology” allows us to treat the words that describe them as fragments or traces left by things that once existed. Many of the things found in people’s houses were used for the purposes of social distinction, whether the individual pursuit of prestige or status, through competitive consumption and display, or a group’s pursuit of group identity, through the display of badges or totems that define membership in a group.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHistoryen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
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dc.titlePersons and Things in Marseille and Lucca, 1300–1450en_US
dc.title.alternativePersons and Things in Marseille and Lucca, 1300–1450
dc.typeMonograph or Booken_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.date.available2020-05-12T11:15:28Z
dc.relation.bookThe Oxford Handbook of History and Material Cultureen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199341764.013.29
dash.source.page377-396
dash.contributor.affiliatedSmail, Daniel


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