Medieval Clothing and Textiles 17
The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a variety of angles and approaches.
The essays here take us from the twelfth century, with an exploration of an inventory of Mediterranean textiles from an Ifriqiyan Church, into an examination and reconstruction of an extant thirteenth-century sleeve in France which provides a rare and early example of medieval quilted armour, and finally on to late medieval Sweden and the reconstruction of gilt-leather intarsia coverlets. A study of construction techniques and the evolution of form of gable and French hoods in the late medieval and the early modern periods follows; and the volume also includes a study of how underwear for depicted in Renaissance paintings and manuscript illuminations serves as a marker of class.
Contributors include Catherine Besson-Lagier, Karen Margrethe Høskuldsson, Maria Neijman, Nancy Spies, Amica Sundström, and Carla Tilghman.