Jutland Archaeological Society was founded in 1951. Its aim is to promote archaeological research and to make archaeology accessible to anyone interested. For example, by publishing the annual journal ‘Kuml’ and a range of other academic books, and by arranging lectures, tours and excursions.
Medieval mendicant monasteries in Denmark
The building culture of the Franciscans and Dominicans
The mendicant orders arose in the 13th century and achieved great significance for the development of medieval monasticism. These orders were an integral part of Danish society for three centuries, and by the end of the Middle Ages there were mendicant monasteries in most Danish market towns – often in the form of extravagant monastic complexes. These complexes, and the history of their buildings, are the subject of this book which, with a point of departure in standing monuments and archaeological investigations, examines the building culture of the mendicant orders.