The Power of Textiles. Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620674
Title:
The Power of Textiles. Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477)
Authors:
Wilson, Katherine A.
Abstract:
Textiles were of fundamental importance to medieval polities and princes across Europe, economically and culturally. Tapestry was at the top end of the luxury textile market but was used by urban inhabitants and nobles. The Burgundian Dominions were the foremost producer of tapestry in the Middle Ages. However, the documentary evidence for the supply and suppliers of the textiles to the Burgundian dynasty, its many functions, and its re-use and repair, is understudied. This monograph explores a range of documentary evidence (ducal accounts, ducal and household inventories) to examine the suppliers of the textile to the Burgundian dynasty, its forms, functions and users, its role in gift-giving strategies, and patterns of re-use and repair. Thus, the book offers a contribution to the historical understanding of textiles as objects that contributed to the projection of social status and the cultural construction of power in the Burgundian polity.
Affiliation:
The University of Chester
Citation:
Wilson, K. A. (2019). The Power of Textiles. Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477). Turnhout: Brepols.
Publisher:
Brepols
Publication Date:
1-Jan-2019
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620674
DOI:
10.1484/M.BURG-EB.5.105859
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
Research Monograph
ISBN:
9782503533933
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Katherine A.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-20T16:28:45Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-20T16:28:45Z-
dc.date.issued2019-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationWilson, K. A. (2019). The Power of Textiles. Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477). Turnhout: Brepols.en
dc.identifier.isbn9782503533933-
dc.identifier.doi10.1484/M.BURG-EB.5.105859-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620674-
dc.descriptionResearch Monographen
dc.description.abstractTextiles were of fundamental importance to medieval polities and princes across Europe, economically and culturally. Tapestry was at the top end of the luxury textile market but was used by urban inhabitants and nobles. The Burgundian Dominions were the foremost producer of tapestry in the Middle Ages. However, the documentary evidence for the supply and suppliers of the textiles to the Burgundian dynasty, its many functions, and its re-use and repair, is understudied. This monograph explores a range of documentary evidence (ducal accounts, ducal and household inventories) to examine the suppliers of the textile to the Burgundian dynasty, its forms, functions and users, its role in gift-giving strategies, and patterns of re-use and repair. Thus, the book offers a contribution to the historical understanding of textiles as objects that contributed to the projection of social status and the cultural construction of power in the Burgundian polity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrepolsen
dc.subjectTextilesen
dc.subjectTapestryen
dc.subjectMaterial Cultureen
dc.subjectLuxuryen
dc.subjectMedievalen
dc.subjectMedieval merchantsen
dc.subjectBurgundian Netherlandsen
dc.subjectConsumptionen
dc.subjectBurgundian courten
dc.subjectBurgundian Stateen
dc.subjectFabricen
dc.titleThe Power of Textiles. Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (1363-1477)en
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2017-07-15-
or.grant.openaccessNoen
rioxxterms.funderInternally funded Historyen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectQR Grant History, Wilsonen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2219-01-01-
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