Scraps of clothing and other textiles are among the most evocative items to be discovered by archaeologists, signalling as they do their owner's status and concerns.
Leicht verständlich und fundiert geleitet das vorliegende Handbuch die Leser durch die komplexe Welt der mittelalterlichen Kleidung. Die Grundlagen und Bedeutungen verschiedener Materialien, Näh-, Stich- und textiler Techniken werden ebenso erläutert wie die Voraussetzungen, Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Forschung. Eine Analyse der erhaltenen mittelalterlichen Kleidung ermöglicht die Darstellung der Entwicklungslinien in der Zeit von 500 bis 1500. Erläuterungen zur rekonstruierten Schneidertechnik des Mittelalters sowie ein ausführlicher, bebilderter Katalog der überlieferten Kleidungsstücke und Rekonstruktionszeichnungen vervollständigen das Handbuch. Damit liegt ein Handbuch vor, das für das Verständnis, die Rekonstruktion und die Erforschung mittelalterlicher Kleidung unverzichtbar ist.
Over 400 recent finds associated with horses and excavated in London, from the utilitarian to the highly decorated, illustrated and discussed.
A wide-ranging and varied collection of essays which examine surviving garments, methods of production and clothes in society.
This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.
First published in 1998, this book reprints eight articles from The London Journal, covering the history of London from the middle ages to the twentieth century. Each is an extensive bibliographical essay, updated by the individual contributors for this anthology. The book comes with a new introduction from a previous editor of the journal, Patricia Garside, and also with a specially commissioned guide to sources for London history and the libraries and special collections that house them. The London Journal was founded in 1975 to provide a forum for the study of London history: an eclectic and multi-disciplinary field. As well as articles based on original research, The London Journal has carried notes and comments, viewpoint and review articles, and general surveys of particular aspects of London life. In the past few decades the specialist literature on London has become extensive, intricate and dense. The opportunity for a systematic review of this literature presented itself on the twentieth anniversary of the founding of The London Journal, and the core of the work presented here first appeared in Volume 20(2), November 1995. Each of the authors, specialists in one of seven periods from Roman to contemporary times, was asked to evaluate the literature that had appeared in their field of London expertise during the last 20 years. For this book, each contribution has been updated where possible to take account of the very latest publications.
Seven volume set of these classic works of reference, essential for students, scholars, archaeologists, re-enactors and historians of material culture, textiles and tools.
»Bei weitem die beste einbändige Gesamtdarstellung des Mittelalters.« Paul Freedman, Yale University 1000 Jahre europäisches Mittelalter: Souverän schildert und deutet Chris Wickham eine der bedeutendsten weltgeschichtlichen Epochen neu. Eine ebenso präzise wie grandiose Darstellung eines Jahrtausends, das uns bis heute prägt. Zwischen dem Zusammenbruch des weströmischen Reichs und der Reformation liegt eine 1000-jährige Periode gewaltiger Umwälzungen. In einer elegant geschriebenen, umfassenden Darstellung präsentiert Chris Wickham das europäische Mittelalter als eine Epoche gewaltigen Tatendrangs und tiefgreifenden Wandels. Stilsicher und klar erklärt er die wichtigsten Veränderungen in den einzelnen Jahrhunderten, zu denen so zentrale Krisen und Ereignisse wie der Untergang des weströmischen Reichs, die Reformen Karls des Großen, die feudale Revolution, die Zerstörung des byzantinischen Reichs, und das entsetzliche Wüten der Pest gehören. Mit erhellenden Momentaufnahmen unterstreicht Wickham, wie sich die verändernden sozialen, ökonomischen und politischen Umstände auf das Alltagsleben der Menschen und auf internationale Ereignisse auswirkten. Der Autor bietet sowohl eine neue Interpretation des europäischen Mittelalters als auch eine provokative neue These, inwiefern und warum das Mittelalter bis in unsere Gegenwart hineinwirkt. Eine der fesselndsten Darstellungen des mittelalterlichen Europa seit Jahrzehnten und ein intellektuelles Abenteuer. »Das ist genau das Mittelalter, das wir im 21. Jahrhundert kennenlernen müssen.« John Arnold, University of Cambridge
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The third volume in this popular series traces the role of the horse in the Middle Ages. From a knight's gallant steed to the traditional role as beast of burden, this book gives a clear understanding of the great importance of the horse.
Medieval Dress and Fashion is the first book to deliberately focus on dress as it is depicted in the illuminated manuscript, and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of illuminations as source material, as well as indicating how dress would have been understood by the manuscripts' original owners.
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How do states distinguish friends from enemies, partners from competitors, and communities from outsiders? Community Under Anarchy shows how the development of common social identities among political elites can lead to deeper, more cohesive forms of cooperation than what has been previously envisioned by traditional theories of international relations. Drawing from recent advances in social theory and constructivist approaches, Bruce Cronin demonstrates how these cohesive structures evolve from a series of discrete events and processes that help to diminish the conceptual boundaries dividing societies. Community Under Anarchy supports this thesis through a new and original interpretation of the Concert of Europe, the Holy Alliance, and the political integration of Italy and Germany. In the wake of the upheavals created by the French Revolution and the revolutions of 1848, political elites helped to validate new forms of governance by creating transnational reference groups from which they could draw legitimacy. As a result, European states were able to overcome the polarizing effects of anarchy and create a concert system, a common security association, and two amalgamated security communities. The empirical cases demonstrate how socially derived identities can shape state preferences and create new roles for state leaders.

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