Medieval Clothing and Textiles 9

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 9

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.
Topics in this volume range widely throughout the European middle ages. Three contributions concern terminology for dress. Two deal with multicultural medieval Apulia: an examination of clothing terms in surviving marriage contracts from the tenth to the fourteenth century, and a close focus on an illuminated document made for a prestigious wedding. Turning to Scandinavia, there is an analysis of clothing materials from Norway and Sweden according to gender and social distribution.
Further papers consider the economic uses of cloth and clothing: wool production and the dress of the Cistercian community at Beaulieu Abbey based on its 1269-1270 account book, and the use of clothing as pledge or payment in medieval Ireland. In addition, there is a consideration of the history of dagged clothing and its negative significance to moralists, and of the painted hangings that were common in homes of all classes in the sixteenth century.

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: Antonietta Amati, Eva I. Andersson, John Block Friedman, Susan James, John Oldland, Lucia Sinisi, Mark Zumbuhl

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July 2013
7 black and white, 11 line illustrations
182 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Medieval Clothing and Textiles
ISBN: 9781843838562
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AKT, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, HIS010020, DES013000
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Bridal Gifts in Medieval Bari - Antonietta Amati Canta
The Marriage of the Year [1028] - Lucia Sinisi
Clothing as Currency in Pre-Norman Ireland? - Mark Zumbühl
Cistercian Clothing and Its Production at Beaulieu Abbey, 1269-70 - John Oldland
Clothing and Textile Materials in Medieval Sweden and Norway - Eva I. Andersson
The Iconography of Dagged Clothing and Its Reception by Moralist Writers - John Block Friedman
Domestic Painted Cloths in Sixteenth-Century England: Imagery, Placement, and Ownership - Susan E. James
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A well chosen selection of articles...continuing the high standard we have come to expect from this publication. TEXT

The strength of this volume lies in how the articles draw together disparate scholars' work, presenting vignettes of research for wider consumption. PARERGON

Essential reading not only for those interested in historic costumes and textiles but also for those with a wider interest in medieval history. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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