Pottery use and social inequality in Mid-18th century Lisbon: An initial approach

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On the morning of 1 November 1755 a large portion of Lisbon was destroyed in the Earthquake followed by a tsunami and a fire which lasted for several days. Several contexts destroyed in that peculiar morning reveal what type of pottery was being consumed in mid-18th century households. This paper focus on the discoveries from three different sites in Lisbon reflecting three different social environments where pottery was used in the most basic activities. A poor house located outside the city wall, a «middle class» dwelling and a palace belonging to an important noble family, all of them destroyed in that day, reveal what people were using on a daily basis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropa Postmedievalis 2018
Subtitle of host publicationPost-medieval pottery between its borders
EditorsGabriela Blazková, Kristyna Matejková
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-78969-188-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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