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...Introduction Source: Fashion Theory, 9(2) (Berg Publishers, 2005), 125–46. The field of Renaissance studies is one of the oldest areas of historical inquiry, dating from the fifteenth century itself, which may...

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 Late Middle Ages, c. 1300–1500

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: 6.1 Identify items of dress by the names by which they were known during the Late Middle Ages. 6.2 Compare and contrast men’s and women’s garment styles of the Late...

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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and

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...

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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and

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...

Clothing Provision and the Great Wardrobe in the Mid-Thirteenth Century

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Textile History, 22(2) (The Pasold Research Fund, 1991), 239–52.Dress historians have, in the main, tended to eschew the Middle Ages, presumably deterred by problems inherent in the various sources of information. Yet this is now...

The Medieval Aesthetic Sensibility

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages (Yale University Press, 1986), 4–16.1. Most of the aesthetic issues that were discussed in the Middle Ages were inherited from Classical Antiquity. Christianity, however, conferred upon these issues...

Introduction - From Carnival …

Benjamin Linley Wild

Benjamin Linley Wild is a cultural historian who writes and lectures about the history of dress. He is Lecturer in Contextual Studies (Fashion) at The Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published widely on the subject of fashion and material culture. He is the author of A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Carnival to Catwalk : Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...There is something compelling about dressing up. Two thousand years ago, the Emperor Commodus wore a lion skin, carried a club and called himself Hercules.Geoff W. Adams, The Emperor Commodus: Gladiator, Hercules or Tyrant? (Boca Raton...