Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

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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 fourth volume of this landmark series features a special focus on headdress, with papers analysing women's turbans in fifteenth-century French manuscript paintings; the changing meaning of the term cuff; the spread of wimple from England to Southern Italy; and a surviving embroidered linen cap attributed to Saint Birgitta of Sweden. Northern European dress and textiles are further explored in papers on archaeological textiles from medieval towns in Finland, Norway, and Sweden; the construction of gowns excavated at Herjolfsnes, Greenland; and references to scarlet clothing in Icelandic sagas. Other papers focus on linen production in medieval Russia and an enigmatic quilt of Henry VIII's that almost certainly arrived in England as part of the dowry of Catherine of Aragon. Also included are reviews of recent books on clothing and textiles.

ROBIN NETHERTON is a professional editor and a researcher/lecturer on the interpretation of medieval European dress; GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester.

Contributors: MARK CHAMBERS, CAMILLA LUISE DAHL, LISA EVANS, JOHN BLOCK FRIEDMAN, LENA HAMMARLUND, HEINI KIRJAVAINEN, ALEXANDRA M. LESTER, ROBIN NETHERTON, GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER, KATHRINE VESTERGÅRD PEDERSEN, HEIDI M. SHERMAN, LUCIA SINISI, ISIS STURTEWAGEN, MARIANNE VEDELER, ANNA ZANCHI

Details

July 2008
13 black and white, 17 line illustrations
242 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843833666
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AFW, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

From Flax to Linen in the Medieval Rus Lands - Heidi M. Sherman
"Melius Abundare Quam Deficere": Scarlet Clothing in Laxdaela Saga and Njals Saga - Anna Zanchi
The Wandering Wimple - Lucia Sinisi
From Head to Hand to Arm: The Lexicological History of "Cuff" - Mark Chambers and Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Visual Textiles: A Study of Appearance and Visual Impression in Archaeologi cal Textiles - Lena Hammarlund
Visual Textiles: A Study of Appearance and Visual Impression in Archaeologi cal Textiles - Heini Kirjavainen
Visual Textiles: A Study of Appearance and Visual Impression in Archaeologi cal Textiles - Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen
Visual Textiles: A Study of Appearance and Visual Impression in Archaeologi cal Textiles - Marianne Vedeler
The Cap of St. Birgitta - Camilla Luise Dahl and Isis Sturtewagen
The View from Herjolfsnes: Greenland's Translation of the European Fitted Fashion - Robin Netherton
The Art of the Exotic: Robinet Testard's Turbans and Turban-like Coiffure - John B Friedman
"The Same Counterpoincte Beinge Olde and Worene": The Mystery of Henry VIII 's Green Quilt - Lisa Evans
Recent Books of Interest
Contents of Previous Volumes
Index

Reviews

The essays are all of uniformly high quality, imaginative, thoughtful, well researched and well written. Whether presenting entirely new material or reevaluating known examples and earlier research, all the authors have new and intriguing arguments to make, supported by solid evidence and methodology. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL
The depth and breadth of the expertise and interests of the authors result in an absorbing insight into the importance of textiles and clothing to the economic and aesthetic aspects of medieval life. In addition, the material elucidates the importance of cloth and clothing as indicators of status and symbolism. (...) An excellent addition to the study of medieval Europe. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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