Medieval Clothing and Textiles 6
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174 Pages

25.6 x 15 cm

4 colour. 34 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 6

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.
This sixth volume of Medieval Clothing and Textiles ranges widely, as ever, across England and Europe. It presents two groundbreaking articles in novel areas of textile and dress scholarship: an introduction to a previouslyunexamined class of embroidery (decorative manuscript repair), and an English-language overview of scholarly research on historical dress in Latvia. Among the other topics considered in the volume are two very different listingsof clothing items from medieval Germany: an invented lexicon by the mystic Hildegard of Bingen, and an accounting of specific real garments worn by ordinary people and donated to finance the building of Strasbourg Cathedral. Papers also consider the mercantile world of clothing in medieval London: one gathers insight on dealers of secondhand clothing from the evidence of historical documents, while the other examines the social rise of the mercers in the light of their representation in literature, and their connections to the literary world. Further articles consider luxurious dress accessories with both worldly and spiritual significance, and analyse a French manual for Englishhousewives, illuminating the often-overlooked topic of home linen production.

Contributors: Hilary Davidson, Ieva Pigozne, Valerie L. Garver, Christine Sciacca, Sarah L. Higley, William Sayers, Roger A. Ladd, Kate KelseyStaples, Charlotte A. Stanford
Preface
Archaeological Dress and Textiles in Latvia from the Seventh to Thirteenth Centuries: Research, Results, and Reconstructions - Hilary Davidson
Archaeological Dress and Textiles in Latvia from the Seventh to Thirteenth Centuries: Research, Results, and Reconstructions - Ieva Pigozne
Weaving Words in Silk: Women and Inscribed Bands in the Carolingian World - Valerie Garver
Stitches, Sutures, and Seams: "Embroidered" Parchment Repairs in Medieval Manuscripts - Christine Sciacca
Dressing Up the Nuns: The Lingua Ignota and Hildegard of Bingen's Clothing - Sarah L. Higley
Flax and Linen in Walter of Bibbesworth's Thirteenth-Century French Treatise for English Housewives - William Sayers
The London Mercers' Company, London Textual Culture, and John Gower's Mirour de l'Omme - Roger A. Ladd
Fripperers and the Used Clothing Trade in Late Medieval London - Kate Kelsey Staples
Donations from the Body for the Soul: Apparel, Devotion, and Status in Late Medieval Strasbourg - Charlotte A. Stanford
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Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester.

"A number of most interesting articles that shed important light on the cultural significance of clothing and textiles for the medieval world." MEDIAEVISTIK 24, 2011
"As we have come to expect from this series, the latest volume [...] affords new insights into the material culture of the medieval world." TEXT
"A volume that transcends subject boundaries and is well worth scrutiny." MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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9781843835370

April 2010

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Title Details

174 Pages

2.56 x 1.5 cm

4 colour. 34 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles

Imprint: Boydell Press