Typology and Chronology of Early Modern Pottery in Buda

Ágnes Kolláth
13 702 Ft

Budapest, Archaeolingua, 2023
Táblakötés // Hardback
344 oldal, 80 színes ábra // 344 pages with 80 coloured plates

ISBN 978-615-5766-65-7


Buda, the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary became a border fortress between the Holy Roman and the Ottoman Empires in 1541, when the troops of Sultan Süleyman I occupied its walls, and remained in the same situation until 1686. Its particular position in the clash zone of the two superpowers of an era which was a transitional period between the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution, resulted in a rich and diverse archaeological material. This volume analyses the Early Modern pottery from closed assemblages excavated on Szent György Square, one of the important and extensively researched archaeological sites in Buda Castle District. Everyday wares of local Hungarian, Austrian, Balkan, and Ottoman origin, as well as Western European, Middle and Far Eastern luxury ceramics can all be found amongst the approximately one hundred different ware types. Besides their classic typology and chronology, the author presents their research history, technical characteristics, and cultural connections. The results regarding the settlement history of the site are summarised from the perspective of historical archaeology. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography on the topic, and all pottery types are illustrated by easy-to-search colour plates.