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The New Middle Ages

Encountering Medieval Textiles and Dress

Objects, Texts, Images

Editors: Koslin, D., Snyder, Janet (Eds.)

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In this wide-ranging study of costume history contributors explore fashion, textiles, and the representation of clothing in the middle ages. Essays combine the perspectives of archaeology, art history, economics, religion, costume history, material culture, and literary criticism and explore materials from England, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, and Ireland. The collection focuses on multiple aspects of textiles and dress - their making, meaning, and representation - and explores the impact of international trade and other forms of cultural exchange.

About the authors

DESIREE KOSLIN teaches at SUNY's Fashion Institute of Technology in the graduate Museum Studies Costume and Textile Department.

JANET SNYDER teaches the History of Art and Architecture in the Division of Art of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University.

Reviews

"An outstanding series of essays by historians, art historians, and literary specialists on a wide variety of topics in medieval textiles, from manufacture and use, to style, fashion, iconography, and the many shades of social meaning."

- William W. Clark, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

"This volume demonstrates the wide variety of excellent new work now being done on dress and costume history. The papers are rich in content and cover a wide variety of periods and subject matter."

- Jonathan J. G. Alexander, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

"The volume is a valuable addition to the both the library of a general reader and a costume historian. For the general reader the books provides ready access to information ranging over a six-hundred year period. For the costume historian there is a wealth of detailed information to add breadth and depth to one's knowledge, with an additional resource of information in the form of copious endnotes and bibliographic references."

- Sandra L. Rosenbau, Dress


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Koslin, Désirée (et al.)

  • Appearance and Ideology: Creating Distinctions between Clerics and LayPersons in Early Medieval Gaul

    Pages 7-24

    Effros, Bonnie

  • From Self-Sufficiency to Commerce: Structural and Artifactual Evidence for Textile Manufacture in Eastern England in the Pre-Conquest Period

    Pages 25-43

    Crummy, Nina

  • Dressing the Part: Depictions of Noble Costume in Irish High Crosses

    Pages 45-63

    Williams, Maggie McEnchroe

  • Marie de France’s Bisclavret: What the Werewolf Will and Will Not Wear

    Pages 67-84

    Gilmore, Gloria Thomas

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encountering Medieval Textiles and Dress
Book Subtitle
Objects, Texts, Images
Editors
  • D. Koslin
  • Janet Snyder
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-08394-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-08394-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29377-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60235-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 270
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