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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 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 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...

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

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Evaluate the kind and quality of sources scholars use to study dress in the Late Middle AgesIdentify changes in the silhouette during the Middle Ages and identify societal factors influencing...

Early Noble Dress in Russia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Early Russian dress in the period from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century is widely regarded as a dress of national identity and is generally termed “historic Russian costume.” Its development was completed by the middle...

Early Evidence of Fashion in West Europe

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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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...Dating proposed in the 1950s set the “birth of Western fashion” around 1340–1350, based on a radical sartorial shift in men’s clothing from long robes to short doublets. This era coincides with more plentiful legal and financial records...

Visual Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The explosion of visual imagery accompanying the widespread cultural changes we now associate with the Renaissance provides an unprecedented insight into how people attired themselves during the period. The relative scarcity...
...A ‘Cloth’ Town In the economy of Renaissance Florence, the textile and garment industry dominated the urban marketplace for consumer goods. In addition to the 909 household heads Franceschi found who listed some aspect of the woolen cloth...

Introduction

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...An Italian traveler to London at the end of the fifteenth century reported that the English dressed in a clumsy imitation of French fashions. It was a dual criticism, implying that the English not only chose to copy the clothing of another...

Manchu National Minority

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Manchus are descended from the group of Arctic peoples in northeastern Asia that included the ancestors of the modern Ewenki, Oroqens, Hezhen, and closely related peoples of China and Russia. They were speakers of Tungusic languages...