By Mary G. Houston

This rigorously researched quantity deals fanatics of either gown and the medieval interval a meticulously researched and effectively special learn of the garments of the center a while. Following an illuminating dialogue of the fashion and development of costumes worn within the 13th, fourteenth, and 15th centuries, famous gown historian Mary G. Houston offers distinctive descriptions and illustrations of tangible clothing worn through all periods and sectors of society. integrated are intricate royal, educational, and criminal costumes; Eucharistic vestments and clothes of spiritual orders; operating category clothing; civilian gown; and extra. additionally tested is a large choice of components and embellishes, jewellery, armor, textiles, embroidery, coiffures, and different items.
The transparent, succinct textual content is wonderfully documented by means of 350 black-and-white line illustrations in keeping with modern books and manuscripts in addition to representations in work and sculpture. critical for college kids of gown background, medievalists, illustrators, and type historians, Medieval dress in England and France will satisfaction someone attracted to the medieval interval and its dress.

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