The Loom, the Lady, and Her Family Chapels: Weaving Identity in Late Medieval Art

Joanne W. Anderson* (Corresponding Author)

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The essays in this volume continue the Journal's tradition of groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. The volume opens with a survey of the discipline of medieval clothing and textiles, written by founding editor Gale R. Owen-Crocker. The range of the other essays extends chronologically from the early Middle Ages through the fifteenth century and covers a variety of disciplines. Topics include the conception of the author as a "wordweaver" in the literatures of Anglo-Saxon England; intertextual literary identities established through clothing in the Nibelungenlied and the Völsunga Saga; the historical record of clothing and textiles at the court of King John of England; medallion silks, their use in Western Europe, and their representation in art; the vestments of Beguines and other penitential movements in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; and a depiction of heraldic textile weaving in late-medieval art.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedieval Clothing and Textiles
EditorsMonica L. Wright, Robin Netherton, Gale R. Owen-Crocker
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781787444782
ISBN (Print)9781783274123
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Publication series

NameMedieval Clothing and Textiles
PublisherThe Boydell Press


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