Medieval Clothing and Textiles 1

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 1

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker


Boydell Press



First volume in new series dedicated to medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines and with a special focus on reconstruction and re-enactment.
The study of medieval clothing and textiles has aroused great attention in recent years, as part of the growing concern in material culture as a whole; apart from its own intrinsic interest, it has much to reveal about life at the time. This exciting new series aims to offer all those interested in the subject the fruits of the best research in the area. Interdisciplinary in approach, it will feature work from the fields of social and economic history, history of techniques and technology, art history, archaeology, literary and non-literary texts, and language, while experimental reconstruction of medieval techniques or artifacts will also form a particular focus. The contents of each volume are selected to cover a broad geographical scope, as well as a range of periods from early medieval to the late Middle Ages. The journal also publishes short reviews of new books.
Topics in this first volume include Anglo-Saxon embroidery; textiles and textile imagery in the Exeter Book; the tippet; the regulation of clerical dress; and evidence for dress and textiles in late medieval English wills.
ROBIN NETHERTON is a costume historian. Her research focuses on Western European clothing between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture, University of Manchester. She has a special interest in dress throughout the medieval period - she advises on dress entries to the Toronto Old English Dictionary and has consulted for many museums and television companies.


March 2005
17 black and white, 19 line illustrations
200 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843831235
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BISAC BUS070090, HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Stitches in Time: Establishing a History of Anglo-Saxon Embroidery - Elizabeth Coatsworth
Textiles and Textile Imagery in the Exeter Book - Maren Clegg Hyer
Pomp, Piety, and Keeping the Woman in her Place: The Dress of Cnut and Ælfgifu-Emma - Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Wrapped in a Blue Mantle: Fashions for Icelandic Slayers? - Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
The Orientation of Strikers in Medieval Fulling Mills: The Role of the `French' Gualchiera - John Muendel
Bad Habits: Clothing and Textile References in the Register of Eudes Rigaud, Archbishop of Rouen - Susan Carroll-Clark
Forbidden Colors in the Regulation of Clerical Dress from the Fourth Lateran Council (1215) to the time of Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464)(d. 1464) - Thomas M. Izbicki
The Tippet: Accessory after the Fact? - Robin Netherton
Threads Bared: Dress and Textiles in Late Medieval English Wills - Kristen M. Burkholder
Giovanna Cenami's Veil: A Neglected Detail - Carla Tilghman

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