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Archaeology on Medieval Knights’ Manor Houses in Poland
Archaeology on Medieval Knights’ Manor Houses in Poland

Author(s): Anna Marciniak-Kajzer
Subject(s): Archaeology, Local History / Microhistory, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: medieval knights; manor houses of knights; knights’ residences; artifacts
Summary/Abstract: The relicts of medieval knights’ manor houses in Poland today are so called “grodziska stożkowate” (motte) – the anonymous hills having in themselves remnants of wooden buildings, exceptionally made of stone or brick and numerous tiny artifacts being the trace of the past household equipment. Unlike to the castles they are not so often visited but more often destroyed. The book presents the image of medieval knights’ manor houses, which we know due to archaeological excavations carried on for half a century. Description of buildings household equipment and movables used by the people of the past was completed by transfers from written sources which allows for better understanding the live of medieval knights’ family.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8088-003-0
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8088-002-3
  • Page Count: 210
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English