Medieval Clothing and Textiles 3

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 3

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Hardback
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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

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 as social 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's clothing. 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-funded project 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

Details

April 2007
11 black and white, 22 line illustrations
236 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843832911
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AFW, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC SOC003000
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Table of Contents

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
Recent Books of Interest
Index
Contents of Previous Volumes

Reviews

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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