Encountering Medieval Textiles and Dress

Objects, Texts, Images

  • Editors
  • Désirée G. Koslin
  • Janet E. Snyder

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Désirée Koslin, Janet Snyder
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Early Middle Ages

  4. The Central Middle Ages

  5. The Late Middle Ages

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-270

About this book


In this wide-ranging study of costume history contributors explore fashion, textiles, and the representation of clothing in the middle ages. Essays combine the perspectives of archaeology, art history, economics, religion, costume history, material culture, and literary criticism and explore materials from England, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, and Ireland. The collection focuses on multiple aspects of textiles and dress - their making, meaning, and representation - and explores the impact of international trade and other forms of cultural exchange.


archaeology crusades culture England fashion France gender Germany history ideology law manuscripts material culture Middle Ages technology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-60235-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-08394-4
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