The household inventory as urban 'theatre' in late medieval Burgundy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/347354
Title:
The household inventory as urban 'theatre' in late medieval Burgundy
Authors:
Wilson, Katherine A.
Abstract:
In 1413 at the death of his wife Guillemot, Jean Aubert, a group of witnesses and a clerk of the local mayoralty met to value the possessions of their residence, resulting in an inventory full of notes and values on rooms and their objects. Within the existing historiography of the Burgundian Netherlands and its Northern European neighbours, inventories and their objects tend to be analysed from two perspectives: the Burgundian court and the ‘consumer revolution’. Applying insights from Erving Goffman and Bruno Latour, this article suggests a third perspective should have priority: the urban ‘theatre’ within which objects were documented and placed. Therefore it sets up an alternate methodology which begins with the inventory to build a picture of the theatre (the urban context and residence), the actors (the Aubert family) and the audience (the witnesses of the inventory) to establish new insights on the operation of Burgundian power and the dynamics of the ‘consumer revolution’.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wilson, K. A. (2015). The household inventory as urban ‘theatre’ in late medieval Burgundy. Social History, 40(3), 335-359. doi: 10.1080/03071022.2015.1043179
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Accepted for publication in Social History
Publication Date:
31-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/347354
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rshi20/current#.VRq-V010xFo
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Social History on DATE, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/DOI:10.1080/03071022.2015.1043179
ISSN:
0307-1022
EISSN:
1470-1200
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Katherine A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-31T15:36:02Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-31T15:36:02Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-31en
dc.identifier.citationWilson, K. A. (2015). The household inventory as urban ‘theatre’ in late medieval Burgundy. Social History, 40(3), 335-359. doi: 10.1080/03071022.2015.1043179en
dc.identifier.issn0307-1022en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/347354en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Social History on DATE, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/DOI:10.1080/03071022.2015.1043179en
dc.description.abstractIn 1413 at the death of his wife Guillemot, Jean Aubert, a group of witnesses and a clerk of the local mayoralty met to value the possessions of their residence, resulting in an inventory full of notes and values on rooms and their objects. Within the existing historiography of the Burgundian Netherlands and its Northern European neighbours, inventories and their objects tend to be analysed from two perspectives: the Burgundian court and the ‘consumer revolution’. Applying insights from Erving Goffman and Bruno Latour, this article suggests a third perspective should have priority: the urban ‘theatre’ within which objects were documented and placed. Therefore it sets up an alternate methodology which begins with the inventory to build a picture of the theatre (the urban context and residence), the actors (the Aubert family) and the audience (the witnesses of the inventory) to establish new insights on the operation of Burgundian power and the dynamics of the ‘consumer revolution’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rshi20/current#.VRq-V010xFoen
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dc.subjectmaterial cultureen
dc.subjectconsumer revolutionen
dc.subjectlate medieval Burgundyen
dc.subjecturban theatreen
dc.subjectinventoryen
dc.subjectBurgundian courten
dc.titleThe household inventory as urban 'theatre' in late medieval Burgundyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1470-1200en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalAccepted for publication in Social Historyen
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