By sea or on horseback? Medieval Raseborg Castle in relation to traffic and transportation routes

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Abstrakti

Raseborg Castle, which is located on the coast of present-day Western Uusimaa, was founded in the mid-1370s and abandoned in 1558. Although the castle’s location is considered somewhat unusual for a Crown administrative centre, emphasis has been placed on the castle’s strategic importance. Even though earlier studies have emphasised Raseborg Castle’s maritime connections, the navigability of the sailing routes passing the castle has scarcely been studied. At the same time, virtually no research has been conducted on the local and regional medieval road network and its importance for the castle. The present article discusses Raseborg Castle’s relation to these routes at both the local and regional levels based on information from written sources and archaeological
records. Further, it analyses the feasibility of controlling the incoming and passing routes in order to assess the castle’s supposed role as guardian of the nearby waterway leading inland from the coast.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoBuilding a Castle – Preparing for War or Keeping the Peace : Proceedings of a symposium held in Vordingborg, Nyborg and Elsinore in Denmark on the 24th to the 28th August 2015
ToimittajatNils Engberg, Vivian Etting, Sass Jensen, Lars Meldgaard, Claus Sørensen, Dorthe Wille-Jørgensen
Sivumäärä11
JulkaisupaikkaBonn
KustantajaHabelt
Julkaisupäivä2018
Sivut76-86
ISBN (painettu)978-3-7749-4098-7
TilaJulkaistu - 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

Julkaisusarja

NimiArchaeologia Medii Aevi Finlandiae
KustantajaSuomen keskiajan arkeologian seura
Numero24
ISSN (painettu)1236-5882
NimiCastella Maris Baltici
Numero13
NimiCastles of the North
KustantajaThe Danish Castle Research Association “Magt, Borg og Landskab”
Numero2

Tieteenalat

  • 615 Historia ja arkeologia
  • keskiajan arkeologia
  • linnat
  • maisema-arkeologia

Siteeraa tätä

Knuutinen, T. P. (2018). By sea or on horseback? Medieval Raseborg Castle in relation to traffic and transportation routes. teoksessa N. Engberg, V. Etting, S. Jensen, L. Meldgaard, C. Sørensen, & D. Wille-Jørgensen (Toimittajat), Building a Castle – Preparing for War or Keeping the Peace: Proceedings of a symposium held in Vordingborg, Nyborg and Elsinore in Denmark on the 24th to the 28th August 2015 (Sivut 76-86). (Archaeologia Medii Aevi Finlandiae; Nro 24), (Castella Maris Baltici; Nro 13), (Castles of the North; Nro 2). Bonn: Habelt.