Dress in Anglo-Saxon England

Dress in Anglo Saxon England When it first came out in Gale Owen Crocker s book was a milestone in costume studies a foundation on which much work has subsequently been based Nearly twenty years later there is to be said

  • Title: Dress in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Author: Gale R. Owen-Crocker
  • ISBN: 9781843830818
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When it first came out in 1986, Gale Owen Crocker s book was a milestone in costume studies, a foundation on which much work has subsequently been based Nearly twenty years later, there is to be said, and this updated edition is long overdue An encyclopaedic study of English dress from the fifth to the eleventh centuries, it draws evidence from archaeology, text andWhen it first came out in 1986, Gale Owen Crocker s book was a milestone in costume studies, a foundation on which much work has subsequently been based Nearly twenty years later, there is to be said, and this updated edition is long overdue An encyclopaedic study of English dress from the fifth to the eleventh centuries, it draws evidence from archaeology, text and art manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, stone sculpture, mosaics , and also from re enactors experience It examines archaeological textiles, cloth production and the significance of imported cloth and foreign fashions Dress is discussed as a marker of gender, ethnicity, status and social role in the context of a pagan burial, dress for holy orders, bequests of clothing, commissioning a kingly wardrobe, and much else and surviving dress fasteners and accessories are examined with regard to type and to geographical chronological distribution There are colour reconstructions of early Anglo Saxon dress and a cutting pattern for a gown from the Bayeux tapestry Old English garment names are discussed, and there is a glossary of costume and other relevant terms GALE OWEN CROCKER is Professor of Anglo Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester She has a special interest in dress throughout the medieval period she advises on dress entries to the Toronto Old English Dictionary and has consulted for many museums and television companies She is co editor of the new journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles Generously illustrated with 25 plates, 12 in colour, and 140 drawings.
    Dress in Anglo Saxon England Owen, Gale R Gale Owen Crocker s Dress in Anglo Saxon England is extensively researched and carefully argued, making the most of archaeological, literary and iconographic evidence to construct a picture which represents the best of our knowledge A good example of Owen Crocker s argument is the way she probes Aldhelm s descriptions. Dress in Anglo Saxon England Owen Crocker, Gale R Jul , Gale Owen Crocker s Dress in Anglo Saxon England is extensively researched and carefully argued, making the most of archaeological, literary and iconographic evidence to construct a picture which represents the best of our knowledge A good example of Owen Crocker s argument is the way she probes Aldhelm s descriptions. Dress in Anglo Saxon England by Gale R Owen Crocker Jan , Owen Crocker s chief research interests are Anglo Saxon literature and culture and medieval dress textiles She has lectured by invitation at universities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan and the USA. Anglo Saxon Dress and Accessories The Material World of Typical Anglo Saxon Dress Women Anglo Saxon women typically wore long, peplos style gowns fastened at the shoulders with brooches or pins They would have been made of wool or linen, the common fabrics of the time. Dress in Anglo Saxon England by Gale R Owen Crocker Aug , GALE OWEN CROCKER is Professor of Anglo Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester She has a special interest in dress throughout the medieval period she advises on dress entries to the Toronto Old English Dictionary and has consulted for many museums and television companies She is co editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles. Anglo Saxon dress The four funerals in Beowulf

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    1. For books published in her early career, see also Gale R Owen.Prof Owen Crocker s chief research interests are Anglo Saxon literature and culture and medieval dress textiles She has lectured by invitation at universities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan and the USA She has advised museums and archaeological units on medieval dress She appeared in this role on BBC TV s Meet the Ancestors and has broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Woman s Hour and in Radio 3 s Anglo Saxon Portraits series She is co founder editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles and was Chief Editor of the Brill Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c 450 1450 published 2012 She is Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo Saxon Studies, and directs a 5 year AHRC funded project The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing lexisprojecttsnchester.a

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    Dress in Anglo-Saxon England Comment

    1. Or rather, what can be deduced from what evidence we have.In the earliest period, we have graves, and nothing but graves, except for such analogies as can be made to other societies Some of it is useful that women typically had two brooches, one at each shoulder, it appears they had a sleeveless gown like the pelops Note, we don t even have an English name for it The author does, however, mention that that reenactors love it, and in hot weather stick to it and forgo the tunic under it Glass bead [...]



    2. Great book borrowed from a friend but it is so chock a block full of excellent information and well rendered illustrations that it is on my wish list to buy.


    3. I really enjoyed this book and it was very helpful in several of my hobbies and interests Great reference for early middle age historical reproduction.


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