Exploring Text and Objects: Escheators’ Inventories and Material Culture in Medieval English Rural Households

@article{Jervis2015ExploringTA,
  title={Exploring Text and Objects: Escheators’ Inventories and Material Culture in Medieval English Rural Households},
  author={Ben Jervis and Chris Briggs and Matthew Tompkins},
  journal={Medieval Archaeology},
  year={2015},
  volume={59},
  pages={168 - 192}
}
A study was undertaken to assess the potential of the integrated analysis of metalwork excavated from medieval (late 13th–16th-century) rural settlements in the midlands of England and inventories (dating from c 1370–c 1440) drawn from the royal escheators’ records for the same region. The study aimed to explore the value and meaning of objects to the non-elite members of rural communities and focussed on three classes of artefact: metal vessels, tools and dress accessories. The analysis… Expand
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