Medieval Clothing and Textiles 15

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 15


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The essays in this volume continue the Journal's tradition of groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. The volume opens with a survey of the discipline of medieval clothing and textiles, written by founding editor Gale R. Owen-Crocker. The range of the other essays extends chronologically from the early Middle Ages through the fifteenth century and covers a variety of disciplines. Topics include the conception of the author as a "wordweaver" in the literatures of Anglo-Saxon England; intertextual literary identities established through clothing in the Nibelungenlied and the Völsunga Saga; the historical record of clothing and textiles at the court of King John of England; medallion silks, their use in Western Europe, and their representation in art; the vestments of Beguines and other penitential movements in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; and a depiction of heraldic textile weaving in late-medieval art.

Contributors: Tina Anderlini, Joanne W. Anderson, Maren Clegg Hyer, Alejandra Concha Sahli, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth M. Swedo, Hugh Thomas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783274123
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 06/14/2019
Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles Series
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Costume historian and freelance editor; no academic affiliation

Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor Emerita at the University of Manchester, having previously been Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. She has written extensively on Anglo-Saxon culture, particularly in the field of dress and textiles and has published several books. She directed the production of a database of dress/textile terms in all languages of the British Isles

Table of Contents

Old Rags, New Responses: Medieval Dress and Textiles - Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Text/Textile: "Wordweaving" in the Literatures of Anglo-Saxon England - Maren Clegg Hyer
Unfolding Identities: The Intertextual Roles of Clothing in the Nibelungenlied and Völsunga Saga - Elizabeth M. Swedo
Clothing and Textiles at the Court of King John of England, 1199-1216 - Hugh M Thomas
Dressing the Sacred: Medallion Silks and their Use in Western Medieval Europe - Tina Anderlini
Habit Envy: Extra-Religious Groups, Attire, and the Search for Legitimation Outside the Institutionalized Religious Orders - Alejandra Concha Sahli
The Loom, the Lady and her Family Chapels: Weaving Identity in Late Medieval Art - Joanne W. Anderson
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