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Title Textiles and the medieval economy : production, trade and consumption of textiles 8th-16th centuries / edited by Angela Ling Huang and Carsten Jahnke
Published Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2015


Description 1 online resource (iv, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Ancient textiles series ; vol. 16
Ancient textiles series ; 16.
Contents Introduction: Conference: "Textiles and economy in the Middle Ages," Copenhagen, 19-21 April 2012 / Carsten Jahnke -- Textile production, organisation and theoretical perspectives on trade in the Scandinavian Viking age / Eva Andersson Strand -- Weaving wealth : cloth and trade in Viking age and medieval Iceland / Michèle Hayeur Smith -- Technology and textile production from the Viking age and the Middle Ages : Norwegian cases / Ingvild Øye -- Brides, donors, traders : imports into Anglo-Saxon England / Gale R. Owen-Crocker -- Silk trade to Scandinavia in the Viking age / Marianne Vedeler -- Luxury for everyone? Embroideries on leather shoes and the consumption of silk yarn in 11th-13th century Northern Europe / Gitte Hansen -- The flax and linen of medieval Novgorod / Heidi M. Sherman -- The dual crises of the late medieval Florentine cloth industry, c. 1320-c. 1420 / John Munro -- The trade with Fustian from Germany to Denmark in the late Middle Ages / Kilian Baur -- Cloth production and cloth trade in Hanseatic towns with regional and non-regional products reflected in normative and other sources / Rudolf Holbach -- Cloth in the large cities of medieval Poland : production and trade / Jerzy Maik -- Hanseatic textile production in 15th century long distance trade / Angela Ling Huang -- Noble customers of cloth at the Frankfurt fairs around the year 1500 / Thomas Ertl and Michael Rothmann -- The missing link : the distribution revolution of the 15th century / Stuart Jenks
Summary 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 Provided by publisher
Notes "In memoriam John Munro (1938-2013)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed February 23, 2021)
Subject Textile fabrics, Medieval -- History -- Congresses
Textile industry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Consumption (Economics) -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Social archaeology -- Europe -- Congresses
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Textiles & Polymers.
Consumption (Economics)
Economic history
Social archaeology
Textile fabrics, Medieval
Textile industry
Textilindustri -- historia.
Textilier -- historia.
Konsumtion -- historia.
Handel -- historia.
Europe -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Europe -- Commerce -- History -- Congresses
Europe -- Economic conditions -- To 1492 -- Congresses
Genre/Form Festschriften
Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Huang, Angela Ling, editor.
Jahnke, Carsten, editor.
ISBN 9781782976509