Commerce and Consumers: The Ubiquitous Chest of the Late Middle Ages
AbstractContrary to their ubiquity within written, visual, and material sources, chests have largely remained overlooked in studies of the late Middle Ages. Bill Brown’s “thing theory” helps to explain the ways in which chests can transform from unnoticed “things” in the background to meaningful “objects” when viewed through their entanglements with commercial, consumer, political, and moral concerns. The interdisciplinary study of chests in the late Middle Ages brings together a range of evidence including inventories, guild accounts, court pleas, contemporary writings, images, and material culture from Burgundy, France, and England.
CitationK.A Wilson, 'Commerce and Consumers: The Ubiquitous Chest of the Late Middle Ages', The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 51, (2021): 337-404
DescriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Journal of Interdisciplinary History. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1162/jinh_a_01591
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