Fur has been sparking controversies ever since sumptuary laws marked it as a luxury item and as a sign of medieval class privilege. Drawing on wide-ranging historical and contemporary sources, Julia Emberley explains how a material goods has become both a symbol of wealth and sexuality--and a symptom of class, gender, and imperial antagonism. 41 illustrations.
|Publisher:||McGill-Queens University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.97(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.75(d)|