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Author Rasmussen, Ann Marie, author.

Title Medieval badges : their wearers and their worlds / Ann Marie Rasmussen
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xi, 299 pages) : illustrations
Series The Middle Ages Ser
Middle Ages series.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. What Are Medieval Badges? -- 2. How Do We Know About Medieval Badges? -- 3. How Were Badges Made, Designed, and Used? -- 4. What Did Badges Do? -- 5. Badges and Pilgrimage -- 6. Badges and Chivalry -- 7. Badges in the Medieval City -- 8. Badges and Carnival -- Concluding Remarks -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Mass produced of tin-lead alloys and cheap to purchase, medieval badges were brooch-like objects displaying familiar images. Sumptuously illustrated, Medieval Badges considers all badges, whether they originated in religious or secular contexts, and highlights the ways in which badges could confer meaning and identity on their wearers
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Badges -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500 -- Social aspects
Signs and symbols -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Civilization, Medieval.
HISTORY / Medieval.
Civilization, Medieval
Manners and customs
Signs and symbols -- Social aspects
Europe -- Social life and customs -- History -- To 1500
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081229968X