Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 / Edition 2

Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 / Edition 2

by Geoff Egan, Frances Pritchard, Frances Pritchard, Justine Bayley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851158390

ISBN-13: 9780851158396

Pub. Date: 01/01/1991

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Brooches, rings, buckles, pendants, buttons, purses and other accessories were part of everyday dress in the middle ages. Over two thousand such items dating from the period 1150-1450 are described and discussed here, all found in recent archaeological excavations in London—then as now one of western Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, its social and economic…  See more details below

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Brooches, rings, buckles, pendants, buttons, purses and other accessories were part of everyday dress in the middle ages. Over two thousand such items dating from the period 1150-1450 are described and discussed here, all found in recent archaeological excavations in London—then as now one of western Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, its social and economic activity compounded by the waterside bustle of the Thames. These finds constitute the most extensive and varied group of such accessories yet recovered in Britain, and their close dating and the scientific analysis carried out on them have been highly revealing. Important results published here for the first time show, for example, the popularity of shoddy, mass-produced items in base metals during the high middle ages and enable researchers to identify the varied products of rival traditions of manufacture mentioned in historical sources. Anyone needing accurate information on period costume will welcome this book, which will appeal to the general reader interested in costume and design, as well as to archaeologists and historians. THE AUTHORS are members of staff of the Museum of London.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851158396
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Series:
Medieval Finds from Excavations in London, #3
Edition description:
New
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction to the second edition
Dating and Context of the Finds1
Alloy Nomenclature13
The Metal Dress Accessories - Some Observations18
Girdles35
Buckles50
Strap-ends124
Mounts162
Combinations of Diverse Strap Fittings and Possible Ensuite Items244
Brooches247
Buttons272
Lace Chapes281
Hair Accessories291
Pins297
Beads305
Chains318
Pendants321
Finger Rings325
Bells336
Purses342
Cased Mirrors358
Combs366
Cosmetic Sets377
Needlecases384
Metallurgical Analysis of the Dress Accessories387
Conservation396
Acknowledgements400
Bibliography402

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