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Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Fashion in a medieval age, is that even possible? Weren’t those centuries the Dark Ages?—the antithesis of the dazzling world of catwalks and designer labels?These are questions worth debating. “Fashion,” “Medieval,” and “Dark Ages...

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Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

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...As you read Chapter 1, make notes related to the areas identified below. These notes will help you understand how dress has been used by people throughout history.According to the textbook, why do people wear clothes? (pp. 2–3)What...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ideas about dress and fashion influenced medieval belief systems in a variety of ways, from ambitious philosophical questions about human existence, moral virtue, and well-being to everyday concerns about social propriety, bodily...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The historian Jacques Le Goff writes that “the body provided medieval society with one of its principal means of expression . . . Medieval civilization was one of gestures.” In the next paragraph, he adds, “Clothing was of even greater...

The Early Middle Ages, c. 330–1500

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

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...Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to: 5.1 Explain cross-cultural influences in Byzantine dress. 5.2 Describe the new technologies and ideas that the Crusades brought to Europe. 5.3 Show how dress communicated...

The Byzantine Period and the Early Middle Ages, c. 330–1500 CE

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Explain cross-cultural influences in Byzantine dressDescribe the new technologies and ideas that the Crusades brought to EuropeShow how dress communicated social class during the early Middle...

Introduction

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Determine the many purposes of clothingDescribe themes that can help understand the history of dressList the sources used in the study of dress history The Origins of Dress Decoration—from...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Visual appearance lies at the basis of the expression of cultural identity,“The World in Dress: Anthropological Perspective on Clothing, Fashion, and Culture,” Annual Review of Anthropology 33 (2004): 370; A. Cannon, “The Cultural...

Menswear—The Past

Michael P. Londrigan

Michael P. Londrigan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at LIM College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Menswear : Business to Style

Fairchild Books, 2009

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...In this chapter, you will learn the following:how men’s fashions of the past influence men’s fashions of the presenthow various events in history helped shape men’s fashionsthe ways in which popular culture influences men’s fashionsThe...

Status

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Every form of dress carries some indication of the status of its wearer. Status, defined most simply as social difference, is a social relationship which dress effectively makes visible to others.S.H. Rigby, “Introduction: Social Structure...