Material culture in the elite-network of exchange between the Mediterranean and the Duchy of Burgundy

Start - End 
2013 - 2018 (ongoing)
Department of Archaeology
Department of History
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Material culture studies
Archaeometrical research



As a spin-off of the Middelburg-project, this research examines the role the exchange of specific forms of material culture (Valencian floor-tiles and pottery, paintingsā€¦) played in the construction and continuation of 15th cent elite-networks in Europe. The research puts the focus more specifically on the relationships between the Burgundian Court and the Crown of Aragon (Valencia), but also the contacts with the Ottoman empire are examined. The study of the Valencian floor-tiles is also connected to the Lam Gods (Mystic lamb)- project done by collaegues Martens and Vandenabeele.