Order, Materiality and Urban Space in the Early Modern Kingdom of Sweden

Order, Materiality and Urban Space in the Early Modern Kingdom of Sweden

by Riitta Laitinen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789462981355
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2017
Series: Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Riitta Laitinen is a research fellow in the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku.

Table of Contents


Part I: Setting the Stage: The Kingdom of Sweden and Its Towns

Part II: Coming, Going and Staying - The Town and the Community
The Town and Its Space
1. Ordering Everyday Mobility
Marking and Crossing Boundaries
Stopping at the Town Gate
The Extent and the Centre of the Town
Regulating Burgher Mobility with Detention in Town
Townspeople on the Move
Controlling Incoming Strangers
2. The Undesirable Vagrants - Exclusion or Inclusion?
Timethieves and Beggars
Inspecting, Banishing and Housing Vagrants
Loose or Settled: Sailors and Soldiers and the Town
Ordering Women in the Margins
3. Banishing Lawbreakers
Banishment, Law and Crime
Spatial Exclusion and Rehabilitation of Thieves
Getting Rid of Miscreants?
The Banished and the Town
Community That Banishes

Part III: Living Together - Urban Home, Urban Space
Space and the Urban home
1. Organizing Urban Dwelling
Urban Turku Space - Small Houses and Central Yards
Household and Holding House
Tenancy and Control over Space
The Order and Disorder of Lodging
The Servants' Place in Town
2. Spatial Rules of the Urban Home
Closed and Porous Boundaries
Violent Invasion of a Home
Public, Private and the Protected Home
Open House and Intimacy
Entering and Exiting: Male Sociability and Transactions


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