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Author Coatsworth, Elizabeth,
Title Clothing the past : surviving garments from early medieval to early modern western Europe / by Elizabeth Coatsworth, Gale R. Owen-Crocker.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]

Author Coatsworth, Elizabeth,
Subject Clothing and dress -- Europe -- History.
Alt Name Owen-Crocker, Gale R.,
Description 1 online resource (453 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents General introduction -- 1. Headgear : hat, cap, hood, mitre -- 2. Outer garments : copes, cloaks and mantles -- 3. The priestly outer garment : chasuble -- 4. Body garments of wool and linen : tunic, shirt, alb -- 5. Rich body garments : tunic, gown, overgown, dalmatic and tunicle -- 6. Upper body and front fastening garments : undergarment, padded garment, coat-like garment -- 7. Loin and leg coverings : underpants, hose, sock, buskin -- 8. Minor vestments : stole, maniple, amice, pallium, ecclesiastical girdle, humeral veil -- 9. Footwear : shoe, boot, slipper, patten -- 10. Accessories : mitten, glove, secular belt, possible headdress decoration or cloak ties -- Glossary.
Summary An astonishing number of medieval garments survive, more-or-less complete. Here the authors present 100 items, ranging from homely to princely. The book's wide-ranging introduction discusses the circumstances in which garments have survived to the present; sets and collections; constructional and decorative techniques; iconography; inscriptions on garments; style and fashion. Detailed descriptions and discussions explain technique and ornament, investigate alleged associations with famous people (many of them spurious) and demonstrate, even when there are no known associations, how a garment may reveal its own biography: a story that can include repair, remaking, recycling; burial, resurrection and veneration; accidental loss or deliberate deposition.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004352162 (electronic book)
9004352163 (electronic book)
9789004288706 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
9004288708 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1003132081
Additional Format Print version: Coatsworth, Elizabeth. Clothing the past. Leiden : Boston : Brill, [2018] 9789004288706 (DLC) 2017036233.

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