Medieval Clothing and Textiles 8

Overview

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...
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Overview

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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843837367
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/19/2012
  • Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles, #8
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Tables ix

Contributors xi

Preface xiii

1 The Unterhaching Grave Finds: Richly Dressed Burials from Sixth-Century Bavaria Brigitte Haas-Gebhard Britt Nowak-Böck 1

2 Old Finds Rediscovered: Two Early Medieval Headdresses from the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, the Netherlands Chrystel Brandenburgh 25

3 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Imagined and Reimagined Textiles in Anglo-Saxon England Maren Clegg Hyer 49

4 Mining for Gold: Investigating a Semantic Classification in the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing Project Louise Sylvester 63

5 Dress and Dignity in the Mabinogion Patricia Williams 83

6 Dressing for Success: How the Heroine's Clothing (Un)Makes the Man in Jean Renart's Roman de la Rose Kathryn Marie Talarico 115

7 Anomaly or Sole Survivor? The Impruneta Cushion and Early Italian "Patchwork" Lisa Evans 133

Recent Books of Interest 155

Contents of Previous Volumes 161

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