Medieval Clothing and Textiles 3
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236 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

11 b/w, 22 line illus.

Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 3

Edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker

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The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines and with a special focus on reconstruction.

The third volume of this pioneering series explores the manufacture and trade of textiles and their practical, fashionable, and symbolic uses. Papers include in-depth studies and cross-genre scholarship representing such fields associal history, economics, art history, archaeology and literature, as well as the reconstruction of textile-making techniques. They range over England, Flanders, France, Germany, and Spain from the seventh to the sixteenth centuries, and address such topics as soft furnishings, ecclesiastical vestments, the economics of the wool trade, the making and use of narrow wares, symbolic reference to courtly dress in a religious text, and aristocratic children'sclothing. Also included are reviews of recent books on dress and textile topics.

ROBIN NETHERTON is a professional editor and a researcher/lecturer on Western European dress, specializing in the depiction and interpretation of clothing by artists and historians.

GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at The University of Manchester and author of Dress in Anglo-Saxon England; she is the Director of an ARHC-fundedproject on cloth and clothing terminology in medieval Britain.

CONTRIBUTORS: ELIZABETH COATSWORTH, SARAH LARRATT KEEFER, SUSAN LEIBACHER WARD, JOHN H. MUNRO, JOHN OLDLAN, LESLEY K. TWOMEY, ELIZABETH BENNS, LOIS SWALES, HEATHER BLATT, MELANIE SCHUESSLER
Preface
Cushioning Medieval Life: Domestic Textiles in Anglo-Saxon England - Elizabeth Coatsworth
A Matter of Style: Clerical Vestments in the Anglo-Saxon Church - Sarah Larratt Keefer
Saints in Split Stitch: Representations of Saints in Opus Anglicanum Vestments - Susan Leibacher Ward
The Anti-Red Shift - To the Dark Side: Colour Changes in Flemish Luxury Woollens, 1300-1550 - John H. Munro
The Finishing of English Woollens, 1300-1550 - John Oldland
Poverty and Richly Decorated Garments: A Re-Evaluation of Their Significance in the Vita Christi of Isabel de Villena - Lesley K. Twomey
"Set on Yowre Hondys": Fifteenth-Century Instructions for Fingerloop Braiding - Elizabeth Benns
Tiny Textiles Hidden in Books: Toward a Categorization of Multiple-Strand Bookmarkers - Lois Swales
Tiny Textiles Hidden in Books: Toward a Categorization of Multiple-Strand Bookmarkers - Heather Blatt
"She Hath Over Grown All that Ever She Hath": Children's Clothing in the Lisle Letters, 1553-40 - Melanie Schuessler Bond
Recent Books of Interest
Index
Contents of Previous Volumes

Robin Netherton is a costume historian specializing in Western European clothing of the Middle Ages and its interpretation by artists and historians.

Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor Emerita of The University of Manchester, UK. She has published extensively on early medieval culture, especially dress and textiles.

"Enhance[s] our knowledge of dress and fashion [and] enriches our wider perception of the medieval world." COSTUME, vol. 42, 208

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April 2007

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Title Details

236 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

11 b/w, 22 line illus.

Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles

Imprint: Boydell Press