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The Resource The power of textiles : tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477), Katherine Anne Wilson

The power of textiles : tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477), Katherine Anne Wilson

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The power of textiles : tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477)
Title
The power of textiles
Title remainder
tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477)
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Anne Wilson
Title variation
Tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477)
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Textiles were used as markers of distinction throughout the Middle Ages and their production was of great economic importance to emerging and established polities. This book explores tapestry in one of the greatest textile producing regions, the Burgundian Dominions, c.1363-1477. It uses documentary evidence to reconstruct and analyse the production, manufacture, and use of tapestry. It begins by identifying the suppliers of tapestry to the dukes of Burgundy and their ability to spin webs between city and court. It proceeds by considering the forms of tapestry and their functions for urban and courtly consumers. It then observes the ways in which tapestry constructed social relations as part of gift-giving strategies. It concludes by exploring what the re-use, repair, and remaking of tapestry reveals about its value to urban and courtly consumers. By taking an object-centred approach through documentary sources, this book emphasises that the particular characteristics of tapestry shaped the strategies of those who supplied it and the ways it performed and constructed social relations
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YDX
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Wilson, Katherine Anne,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Burgundica,
Series volume
XXVI
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  • Tapestry, Medieval
  • Tapestry
  • Tapestry
  • Tapestry
  • Tapestry, Medieval
  • France
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The power of textiles : tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477), Katherine Anne Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-212) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of tables and figures -- Note on monies -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction. The power of textiles -- Chapter 1. Spinning networks and spreading risk -- Chapter 2. Flexible architecture : the warp and weft of urban and courtly residences -- Chapter 3. The fabric of social relations -- Epilogue. Repair, reuse, and remaking : constructing the Burgundian polity -- Glossary and textile terminology -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1027121614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9782503533933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1027121614
Label
The power of textiles : tapestries of the Burgundian dominions (1363-1477), Katherine Anne Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of tables and figures -- Note on monies -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction. The power of textiles -- Chapter 1. Spinning networks and spreading risk -- Chapter 2. Flexible architecture : the warp and weft of urban and courtly residences -- Chapter 3. The fabric of social relations -- Epilogue. Repair, reuse, and remaking : constructing the Burgundian polity -- Glossary and textile terminology -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1027121614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9782503533933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1027121614

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