Medieval Clothing and Textiles 8

July 2012
24 black and white, 14 line illustrations
178 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843837367
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC AFW, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, DES013000, ART015070

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 8

Edited by Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Pan-European research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines.
This volume continues the series' tradition of bringing together work on clothing and textiles from across Europe. It has a strong focus on gold: subjects include sixth-century German burials containing sumptuous jewellery and bands brocaded with gold; the textual evidence for recycling such gold borders and bands in the later Anglo-Saxon period; and a semantic classification of words relating to gold in multi-lingual medieval Britain. It also rescues significant archaeological textiles from obscurity: there is a discussion of early medieval headdresses from The Netherlands, and an examination of a fifteenth-century Italian cushion, an early example of piecework. Finally, uses of dress and textiles in literature are explored in a survey of the Welsh Mabinogion and Jean Renart's Roman de la Rose.

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: Brigitte Haas-Gebhard, Britt Nowak-Böck, Maren Clegg Hyer, Louise Sylvester, Chrystel Brandenburgh, Lisa Evans, Patricia Williams, Katherine Talarico.

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Table of Contents

The Unterhaching Grave Finds: Richly Dressed Burials from Sixth-Century Bavaria
Old Finds Rediscovered: Two Early Medieval Headdresses from the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, the Netherlands
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Imagined and Reimagined Textiles in Anglo-Saxon England
Mining for Gold: Investigating a Semantic Classification in the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing Project
Dress and Dignity in the Mabinogion
Dressing for Success: How the Heroine's Clothing [Un]Makes the Man in Jean Renart's Roman de la Rose
Anomaly or Sole Survivor? The Impruneta Cushion and Early Italian "Patchwork"
Recent Books of Interest
Contents of Previous Volumes


A rewarding combination of archaeological, documentary, literary and representational evidence...which remains essential reading for anyone interested in this field of study. TEXT

This series is an excellent forum for new research around the world in medieval textiles and dress and the papers merit wider reading. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

A book to be recommended. COSTUME

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