The house in Europe, 800–1450

Gardiner, Mark (2021) The house in Europe, 800–1450. In: A Cultural History of the Home. The Cultural Histories Series, 2 . Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 49-69. ISBN 9781472584236, 9781472584410

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The variety of house types in medieval Europe can be ascribed to the interplay of three factors: culture, materials and climate. Each of these are considered in this regional survey of Europe. Stepping back further from the details of the building types, broader patterns begin to emerge. In northern and western Europe the core of the medieval house was the hall - a large, multifunctional space, which formed the largest room. In the Mediterranean, the courtyard plans had particular significance and were used in houses of higher status, providing an arrangement that allowed seclusion from the street, shade, and access to the open air.

Keywords:home, hall, Middle Ages, Europe (General), social institutions
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V360 History of Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:43838
Deposited On:04 Feb 2021 14:48

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