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Title Europe's rich fabric : the consumption, commercialisation, and production of luxury textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and neighbouring territories (fourteenth-sixteenth centuries) / edited by Bart Lambert and Katherine Anne Wilson.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2016]
©2016

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 24, 2015).
Subject Textile industry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Textile industry -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Luxury goods industry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Luxury goods industry -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Textile fabrics -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Textile fabrics -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Europe.
Italien
Mitteleuropa
Westeuropa
To 1599
Genre History.
Contents Introduction : luxury textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and neighbouring territories (fourteenth to sixteenth centuries) : a conceptual investigation / Bart Lambert and Katherine Anne Wilson -- Consumption of luxury textiles. 'In a chamber, in a garderobe, in a chest' : the possession and uses of luxury textiles. The case of later medieval Dijon / Katherine Anne Wilson -- 'O per honore, o per commodo mio' : displaying textiles at the Gonzaga court in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries / Christina Antenhofer -- Between mass and 'mystère' : the life of Saint Remigius and the ceremonial function of choir tapestries / Laura Weigert -- Commercialisation of luxury textiles. 'Se fist riche par draps de soye' : the intertwinement of Italian financial interests and luxury trade at the Burgundian court (1384-1481) / Bart Lambert -- Florence, Nuremberg and beyond : Italian silks in Central Europe during the Renaissance / Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli -- Trading silks and tapestries in sixteenth-century Antwerp / Jeroen Puttevils -- Production of luxury textiles. The move to quality cloth. Luxury textiles, labour markets and middle class identity in a medieval textile city. Mechelen in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries / Peter Stabel -- Woolen luxury cloth in late medieval Italy / Franco Franceschi -- A luxury industry : the production of Italian silks 1400-1600 / Luca Molà -- Centres, peripheries and the performative textile : by way of conclusion / Graeme Small.
Summary Throughout human history luxury textiles have been used as a marker of importance, power and distinction. Yet, as the essays in this collection make clear, the term 'luxury' is one that can be fraught with difficulties for historians. Focusing upon the consumption, commercialisation and production of luxury textiles in Italy and the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period, this volume offers a fascinating exploration of the varied and subtle ways that luxury could be interpreted and understood in the past. Beginning with the consumption of luxury textiles, it takes the.
Other Author Lambert, Bart, editor.
Wilson, Katherine Anne, editor.
Other Title Print version: Europe's rich fabric. Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2016] 9781409444428 1409444422