Moments of Change: Network Systems of Bristol and Copenhagen from 1400-1700 and Their Role in the Development of Early Modern Cities
Author(s): Stuart D (1,2) Whatley
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Between the years 1400-1700 processes such as urbanisation were transforming European cities. What were the driving forces for this urbanisation? Was it due to the expansion of external processes of cultural exchange and trade (Howell 2010), or did changes within towns also have wider implications for these networks as seen through processes such as harbour urbanisation (Milne 1999)?
In this talk I will discuss the relationship between urban development on the harbourside and societal change in 15th-18th century. This will be undertaken by using harbourside excavation case studies from Bristol (Broad Quay and Narrow Quay excavations) and Copenhagen (Gammel Strand Metro Cityring project). Network analysis will be used to examine processes of connections, trade and urbanisation and their relationship to society, drawing on material culture from these excavations.
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Moments of Change: Network Systems of Bristol and Copenhagen from 1400-1700 and Their Role in the Development of Early Modern Cities. Stuart D (1,2) Whatley. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457261)
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