Interdisziplinäre Erforschung einer spätmittelalterlichen Stadtwüstung im Ermland (Nordostpolen)
Felix Biermann , Christofer Herrmann , Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz
AbstractCastle and town of Alt-Wartenburg (Barczewko, voivodeship Warmia and Masuria, North-Eastern Poland) were founded in the 1320s by the bishop of Ermland in the province of Galinden, as a military outpost and urban centre in the colonisation of so-called “Great Wilderness”. Nevertheless, in 1354 the town was destroyed by Lithuanian troops and renewed later at another place. The place of the first foundation remained deserted and preserves the relics of a town in the Prussian lands, existing hardly three decades. The site was investigated interdisciplinary within the scope of a Polish-German research project from 2013–2015, providing comprehensive insights into the foundation and structure of the town, the fortification, house building, infrastructure as well as the economic and living conditions of the inhabitants. This paper gives an overview to the results and discusses them in their historical context, at the same time as a contribution to the understanding of the medieval urbanization processes in the East-Central Europe.
|Other language title versions||Interdisciplinary research in a late medieval deserted town in Ermland (North-Eastern Poland)|
|Journal series||Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters, ISSN 0340-0824, (C 10 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1.65|
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