TIMESCAPE 1600 – 1914

Welcome to TIMESCAPE 1600-1914. Join a journey through time towards modern Norway. Meet merchants and public officials who constituted Norwegian elite.

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Trade, travel and family relations laid the foundation for international networks and cultural exchange. This world-wide interchange contributed to shape daily life and culture in Norway.

Public officials were judges, clergy and other senior civil servants in both urban and rural communities. Merchants prospered through their urban privileges. The social hierarchy was relatively rigid. However, during the nineteenth century social positions were changing.

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