A Foot in the Past

Consumers, Producers, and Footwear in the Long Eighteenth Century
Author(s): 
Riello, Giorgio
ISBN: 
0199292256
Date published: 
April 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

During the Enlightenment, in a society that was increasingly urbanised and mobile, footwear was an essential item of apparel. This book considers not only the practical but also the symbolic meaning of footwear in France and England during the period from the end of the seventeenth to the mid nineteenth century.