Medieval Fabrications

Dress, Textiles, Clothwork, and Other Cultural Imaginings

  • Editors
  • E. Jane Burns

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Claire Sponsler
    Pages 19-34
  3. Kathryn Starkey
    Pages 35-53
  4. Dyan Elliott
    Pages 55-69
  5. Roberta L. Krueger
    Pages 71-88
  6. Madeline H. Caviness
    Pages 105-119
  7. Sarah-Grace Heller
    Pages 121-136
  8. Kathleen Ashley
    Pages 137-146
  9. Janet Snyder
    Pages 147-164
  10. Sharon Kinoshita
    Pages 165-176
  11. Andrea Denny-Brown
    Pages 177-191
  12. Sarah Kay
    Pages 193-205
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 207-279

About this book


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.


Europe France history Middle Ages

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