Out Now – Open Access
New issue of the European History Yearbook on “Housing Capital: Resouce and Representation ” has been published.
- Margareth Lanzinger and Janine Maegraith on Early Modern gender and inter-generational relationships
- Julia A. Schmidt-Funke on houses in Early Modern Frankfurt
- Alice Detjen on photographs of Victorian homes
- Monika Szczepaniak on Polish country houses during the First World War
- Ute Bretschneider on new farmsteads in GDR
- Jonathan Voges on DIY in West German homes
- and Manfred Sing (Forum article on “Re-Inscribing Islam into European History”)
The open access volume analyzes houses as an economic resource as well as a means of social, political and cultural agency. From the early modern period to the 20th century, the multifaceted capital of houses linked individuals, families and societies in specific ways. The essays collected here probe the material texture of past societies concerning the inheritance, value, sale or maintenance of houses as well as the symbolic meanings that houses conveyed.