Medieval Clothing and Textiles 7

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 7

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 year's volume focuses largely on the British Isles, with papers on dress terms in the Middle English Pearl; a study of a thirteenth-century royal bride's trousseau, based on unpublished documents concerning King Henry III's Wardrobe; an investigation into the "open surcoat" referenced in the multilingual texts of late medieval England; and, based on customs accounts, a survey of cloth exports from late medieval London and the merchants who profited from them.
Commercial trading of cloth is also the subject of a study of fifteenth-century brokers' books, revealing details of types, designs, and regulation of the famous silks from Lucca, Italy. Another paper focuses on art, reconsidering the incidence of frilled veils in the Low Countries and adopting an innovative means of analysis to question the chronology, geographical diversity, and social context of this style.

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: Benjamin L. Wild, Isis Sturtewagen, Kimberly Jack, Mark Chambers, Eleanor Quinton, John Oldland, Christine Meek

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June 2011
22 black and white illustrations
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843836254
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AKT, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, DES013000, HIS054000
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The Empress's New Clothes: A Rotulus Pannorum of Isabella, Sister of King Henry III, Bride of Emperor Frederick II - Benjamin L. Wild
Unveiling Social Fashion Patterns: A Case Study of Frilled Veils in the Low Countries [1200-1500] - Isis Sturtewagen
What Is the Pearl-Maiden Wearing, and Why? - Kimberly Jack
"Hys surcote was ouert": The "Open Surcoat" in Late Medieval British Texts - Mark Chambers
London Merchants' Cloth Exports, 1350-1500 - Eleanor Quinton and John Oldland
Laboreria Sete: Design and Production of Lucchese Silks in the Late Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries - Christine Meek
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The eclectic but loosely connected contents of Volume 7 do expand our knowledge of the vagaries and importance of cloth and clothing to the medieval world; as such their appeal goes far beyond the confines of textile historians. JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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