In the chamber, in the grade robe, in the chapel, in a chest': The Possession and Uses of Luxury Textiles. The Case of Later Medieval Dijon

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http://hdl.handle.net/10034/584011
Title:
In the chamber, in the grade robe, in the chapel, in a chest': The Possession and Uses of Luxury Textiles. The Case of Later Medieval Dijon
Authors:
Wilson, Katherine A.
Abstract:
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 reader on a journey back from the market place, to the commercialisation of rich fabrics by an international network of traders, before arriving at the workshop to explore the Italian and Burgundian world of production of damasks, silks and tapestries. The first part of the volume deals with the consumption of luxury textiles, through an investigation of courtly purchases, as well as urban and clerical markets, before the chapters in part two move on to explore the commercialisation of luxury textiles by merchants who facilitated their trade from the cities of Lucca, Florence and Venice. The third part then focusses upon manufacture, encouraging consideration of the concept of luxury during this period through the Italian silk industry and the production of high-quality woollens in the Low Countries. Graeme Small draws the various themes of the volume together in a conclusion that suggests profitable future avenues of research into this important subject.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wilson, K. A. (2015). In the chamber, in the garde robe, in the chapel, in a chest: The Possession and uses of luxury textiles. The Case of later Medieval Dijon. In B. Lambert & K. A. Wilson (Eds.), Europe's rich fabric: The Consumption, commercialisation, and production of luxury textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and neighbouring territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate.
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication Date:
28-Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/584011
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https://www.routledge.com/products/9781409444428
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
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This book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
9781409444428
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Katherine A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T19:38:58Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-16T19:38:58Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-28en
dc.identifier.citationWilson, K. A. (2015). In the chamber, in the garde robe, in the chapel, in a chest: The Possession and uses of luxury textiles. The Case of later Medieval Dijon. In B. Lambert & K. A. Wilson (Eds.), Europe's rich fabric: The Consumption, commercialisation, and production of luxury textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and neighbouring territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781409444428en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/584011en
dc.descriptionThis book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThroughout 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 reader on a journey back from the market place, to the commercialisation of rich fabrics by an international network of traders, before arriving at the workshop to explore the Italian and Burgundian world of production of damasks, silks and tapestries. The first part of the volume deals with the consumption of luxury textiles, through an investigation of courtly purchases, as well as urban and clerical markets, before the chapters in part two move on to explore the commercialisation of luxury textiles by merchants who facilitated their trade from the cities of Lucca, Florence and Venice. The third part then focusses upon manufacture, encouraging consideration of the concept of luxury during this period through the Italian silk industry and the production of high-quality woollens in the Low Countries. Graeme Small draws the various themes of the volume together in a conclusion that suggests profitable future avenues of research into this important subject.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAshgateen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/products/9781409444428en
dc.subjectTextilesen
dc.subjectLuxuryen
dc.subjectEarly Modernen
dc.subjectMedievalen
dc.subjectMaterial Cultureen
dc.subjectConsumptionen
dc.subjectCommercialisationen
dc.subjectProductionen
dc.titleIn the chamber, in the grade robe, in the chapel, in a chest': The Possession and Uses of Luxury Textiles. The Case of Later Medieval Dijonen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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