Medieval Clothing and Textiles 15

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 15

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Monica L. Wright


Boydell Press



The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a variety of angles and approaches.
The essays in this volume continue the Journal's tradition of groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. The volume opens with a survey of the discipline of medieval clothing and textiles, written by the founding editor Gale R. Owen-Crocker. The range of the other essays extends chronologically from the early Middle Ages through the fifteenth century and covers a variety of disciplines. Topics include the conception of the author as a "wordweaver" in the literatures of Anglo-Saxon England; intertextual literary identities established through clothing in the Nibelungenlied and the Völsunga Saga; the historical record of clothing and textiles at the court of King John of England; medallion silks, their use in Western Europe, and their representation in art; the vestments of Beguines and other penitential movements in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; and depictions of heraldic textile weaving in late-medieval art.


May 2019
4 colour, 34 black and white illustrations
224 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781783274123
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, DES013000, LIT011000
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Old Rags, New Responses: Medieval Dress and Textiles
Text/Textile: "Wordweaving" in the Literatures of Anglo-Saxon England
Unfolding Identities: The Intertextual Roles of Clothing in the Nibelungenlied and Völsunga Saga
Clothing and Textiles at the Court of King John of England, 1199-1216
Dressing the Sacred: Medallion Silks and their Use in Western Medieval Europe
Habit Envy: Extra-Religious Groups, Attire, and the Search for Legitimation Outside the Institutionalized Religious Orders
The Loom, the Lady and her Family Chapels: Weaving Identity in Late Medieval Art
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