Medieval Clothing and Textiles 6

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 6

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker


Boydell Press



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 previously unexamined 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 listings of 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world of clothing in medieval London: one gathers insight on dealers of secondhand clothing from the evidence of historical documents, while the other examines the social rise of the mercers in the light of their representation in literature, and their connections to the literary world.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 English housewives, 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 Kelsey Staples, Charlotte A. Stanford


April 2010
4 colour, 34 black and white illustrations
174 pages
25.6x15 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843835370
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AFW, 1D, 2AB, 3H
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Archaeological Dress and Textiles in Latvia from the Seventh to Thirteenth Centuries: Research, Results, and Reconstructions - Hilary Davidson and 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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