Advanced search
1 file | 609.60 KB

Modelling Monnikerede : the topographical reconstruction of a deserted medieval outport near Bruges

Jan Trachet (UGent) , Ward Leloup (UGent) , Samuël Delefortrie (UGent) , Jan Dumolyn (UGent) , Erik Thoen (UGent) , Marc Van Meirvenne (UGent) and Wim De Clercq (UGent)
Author
Organization
Abstract
The small outport of Monnikerede was part of the portuary system of the later medieval international market of Bruges, which used the Zwin tidal inlet as its gateway to overseas markets. When political, economic and environmental conditions in the Zwin harbours deteriorated, Monnikerede slowly became depopulated and eventually disappeared from the landscape. In order to localise and analyse the morphology of this deserted harbour, an interdisciplinary research scheme was initiated and aimed at integrating historical, cartographic, archaeological and geophysical data. The GIS-based methodology showed that this combination of complementary sources enabled a topographical reconstruction up to the level of individual parcels and allowed for the discernment of social topography. The decline of the city could be visualised through a series of time slices between 1450 and 1850, indicating that Monnikerede’s misfortunes are reflected in the disintegration of the urban fabric. We conclude that integrated research into the available historical and archaeological data can be successful in piecing together the topographical evolution of a now deserted settlement.
Keywords
archaeology, geophysical prospection, interdisciplinary, Bruges, Zwin, land survey registers

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 609.60 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Trachet, Jan, Ward Leloup, Samuël Delefortrie, Jan Dumolyn, Erik Thoen, Marc Van Meirvenne, and Wim De Clercq. 2018. “Modelling Monnikerede : the Topographical Reconstruction of a Deserted Medieval Outport Near Bruges.” Medieval Low Countries: 91–130.
APA
Trachet, J., Leloup, W., Delefortrie, S., Dumolyn, J., Thoen, E., Van Meirvenne, M., & De Clercq, W. (2018). Modelling Monnikerede : the topographical reconstruction of a deserted medieval outport near Bruges. MEDIEVAL LOW COUNTRIES, 91–130.
Vancouver
1.
Trachet J, Leloup W, Delefortrie S, Dumolyn J, Thoen E, Van Meirvenne M, et al. Modelling Monnikerede : the topographical reconstruction of a deserted medieval outport near Bruges. MEDIEVAL LOW COUNTRIES. 2018;91–130.
MLA
Trachet, Jan, Ward Leloup, Samuël Delefortrie, et al. “Modelling Monnikerede : the Topographical Reconstruction of a Deserted Medieval Outport Near Bruges.” MEDIEVAL LOW COUNTRIES (2018): 91–130. Print.
@article{8082621,
  abstract     = {The small outport of Monnikerede was part of the portuary system of the later medieval international market of Bruges, which used the Zwin tidal inlet as its gateway to overseas markets. When political, economic and environmental conditions in the Zwin harbours deteriorated, Monnikerede slowly became depopulated and eventually disappeared from the landscape. In order to localise and analyse the morphology of this deserted harbour, an interdisciplinary research scheme was initiated and aimed at integrating historical, cartographic, archaeological and geophysical data. The GIS-based methodology showed that this combination of complementary sources enabled a topographical reconstruction up to the level of individual parcels and allowed for the discernment of social topography. The decline of the city could be visualised through a series of time slices between 1450 and 1850, indicating that Monnikerede{\textquoteright}s misfortunes are reflected in the disintegration of the urban fabric. We conclude that integrated research into the available historical and archaeological data can be successful in piecing together the topographical evolution of a now deserted settlement.},
  author       = {Trachet, Jan and Leloup, Ward and Delefortrie, Samu{\"e}l and Dumolyn, Jan and Thoen, Erik and Van Meirvenne, Marc and De Clercq, Wim},
  issn         = {2295-3493},
  journal      = {MEDIEVAL LOW COUNTRIES},
  keyword      = {archaeology,geophysical prospection,interdisciplinary,Bruges,Zwin,land survey registers},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {91--130},
  title        = {Modelling Monnikerede : the topographical reconstruction of a deserted medieval outport near Bruges},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.MLC.5.114816},
  year         = {2018},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric