Shoes And Pattens

Author : Francis Grew
ISBN : 0851158382
Genre : Art
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2,000 shoes in the Museum of London show the progress of foot fashion from the 12th to 15th centuries.
Category: Art

Medieval Finds From Excavations In London Set

Author : Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
ISBN : 1843837145
Genre : Social Science
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Seven volume set of these classic works of reference, essential for students, scholars, archaeologists, re-enactors and historians of material culture, textiles and tools.
Category: Social Science

Textiles And Clothing C 1150 C 1450

Author : Elisabeth Crowfoot
ISBN : 1843832399
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Carmarthen Castle

Author : Neil Ludlow
ISBN : 9781783160136
Genre : Architecture
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Carmarthen Castle was one of the largest castles in medieval Wales. It was also one of the most important, in its role as a centre of government and as a Crown possession in a region dominated by Welsh lands and Marcher lordships. Largely demolished during the seventeenth century, it was subsequently redeveloped, first as a prison and later as the local authority headquarters. Yet the surviving remains, and their situation, are still impressive. The situation changed with a major programme of archaeological and research work, from 1993 to 2006, which is described in this book. The history of the castle, its impact on the region and on Wales as a whole are also examined: we see the officials and other occupants of the castle, their activities and how they interacted with their environment. Excavations at the castle, and the artefacts recovered, are described along with its remaining archaeological potential. This book puts Carmarthen Castle back at the heart of the history of medieval Wales, and in its proper place in castle studies and architectural history, the whole study combining to make a major contribution to the history of one of Wales’s great towns.
Category: Architecture

Everyday Products In The Middle Ages

Author : Gitte Hansen
ISBN : 9781782978084
Genre : History
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The medieval marketplace is a familiar setting in popular and academic accounts of the Middle Ages, but we actually know very little about the people involved in the transactions that took place there, how their lives were influenced by those transactions, or about the complex networks of individuals whose actions allowed raw materials to be extracted, hewn into objects, stored and ultimately shipped for market. Twenty diverse case studies combine leading edge techniques and novel theoretical approaches to illuminate the identities and lives of these much overlooked ordinary people, painting of a number of detailed portraits to explore the worlds of actors involved in the lives of everyday products - objects of bone, leather, stone, ceramics, and base metal - and their production and use in medieval northern Europe. In so doing, this book seeks to draw attention away from the emergent trend to return to systems and global models, and restore to centre stage what should be the archaeologists most important concern: the people of the past.
Category: History

Medieval Studies

Author : James M. Powell
ISBN : 0815625561
Genre : History
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In addition to sections devoted to Latin paleography, diplomatics, computer-assisted research, numismatics, archaeology, problems in chronology, and prospography, this text describes state-of-the-art research methodology and critical approaches to English literature, Latin philosophies, law, science, art and music.
Category: History

Daily Life In Chaucer S England

Author : Jeffrey L. Forgeng
ISBN : 9780313359514
Genre : History
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An indispensable resource on daily life in medieval England
Category: History

Textiles And The Medieval Economy

Author : Angela Ling Huang
ISBN : 9781782976479
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Archaeologists and textile historians bring together 16 papers to investigate the production, trade and consumption of textiles in Scandinavia and across parts of northern and Mediterranean Europe throughout the medieval period. Archaeological evidence is used to demonstrate the existence or otherwise of international trade and to examine the physical characteristics of textiles and their distribution in order to understand who was producing, using and trading them and what they were being used for. Historical evidence, mainly textual, is employed to link textile names to places, numbers and prices and thus provide an appreciation of changing economics, patterns of distribution and the organisation of trade. Different types and qualities of cloths are discussed and the social implications of their production and import/export considered against a developing background of urbanism and increasing commercial wealth.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Daily Life In Medieval Europe

Author : Jeffrey L. Forgeng
ISBN : 0313302731
Genre : History
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An exploration of both private and public life in the Middle Ages covers society, the life cycle, material culture, life in villages, castles, monasteries, and towns, and the medieval world, plus games, food, and music.
Category: History