Medieval Housing

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Leicester University Press, 1997 - Social Science - 230 pages
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The archaeological study of standing buildings is experiencing a welcome renaissance. This book outlines recent developments in the field and shows how they have contributed to our understanding of medieval domestic dwellings. Evidence from the buildings themselves, from excavation and from documentary sources is combined to provide an outline of the development of building techniques in the Middle Ages, and current knowledge about the housing of the rich, the middling sort and the poor is reviewed. The specific adaptations demanded of domestic dwellings in the growing context of towns are also discussed.

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Jane Grenville is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of York.

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