Author Jervis, Ben
Article Title Assessing urban fortunes in six late medieval ports : An archaeological application of assemblage theory
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Source Urban history. vol. 44, pt. 1 (Feb. 2017), p. 2-26 :maps
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Journal Title Urban history.
Copy vol. 44, pt. 1 (Feb. 2017), p. 2-26 :maps
ISSN 0963-9268
Brief substance Variations in the fortunes of six late medieval ports in Sussex are considered using data derived from archaeological excavations. Several indicators are used to assess differences in urban fortunes and to critique the concept of urban ‘decline’. The interpretive framework of assemblage theory is then used to examine why the fortunes of these ports varied. The article argues for a turn from discussions of decay and decline towards considerations of changes, continuities and transformations in urban life in late medieval England
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