Home and Homelessness in the Medieval and Renaissance World
The idea of `home' means much more than a pile of bricks and mortar but the archaeological evidence of physical structures provides valuable information about how people in the past have used the space in their houses. Similarly documentary evidence tells us much about the dispossessed. This book collects five essays which approach `home and homelessness' from a range of perspectives, using both archaeological and documentary sources. Contributors discuss the house of 16th-century Venice, Morisco houses in 16th-century Spain, poverty and vagrancy in Spain and early colonial Peru, homelessness in medieval Iceland and its sagas, and in Anglo-Saxon England.