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Medieval Fabrications: Dress, Textiles, Clothwork, and Other Cultural Imaginings
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Medieval Fabrications: Dress, Textiles, Clothwork, and Other Cultural Imaginings (Hardback)

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The varied cultural functions of dress, textiles, and clothwork are used in this collection of essays to examine long-standing assumptions about the Middle Ages. At one end of the spectrum, questions of dress call up feminist theoretical investigations into the body and subjectivity, while broadening those inquiries to include theories of masculinity and queer identity as well. At the other extreme, the production and distribution of textiles carries us into the domain of economic history and the study of material commodities, trade and cultural patterns of exchange within western Europe and between east and west. Contributors to this volume represent a broad array of disciplines currently involved in rethinking medieval culture in terms of the material world.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studies Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 24/12/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403961860  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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SAHAR AMER Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA ATHLEEN ASHLEY Professor of English, University of Southern Maine, USA MADELINE CAVINESS Professor of Art History, Tufts University ANDREA DENNY-BROWN Graduate student, English, Columbia University, New York, USA DYAN ELLIOTT Professor of History, University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA SARAH-GRACE HELLER Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, Ohio State University, USA RUTH KARRAS Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA SARAH KAY Senior Lecturer, French, Cambridge University, UK SHARON KINOSHITA Associate Professor of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA ROBERTA L. KRUEGER Professor of Romance Languages, Hamilton College, USA PAMELA SHEINGORN Professor of Art, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY), and Professor of Medieval Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY, USA JANET SNYDER Assistant Professor of Art History, West Virginia University, USA CLAIRE SPONSLER Associate Professor of English, University of Iowa, USA

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