Dress in the Middle Ages

Author(s): 
Piponnier, Francoise
Author(s): 
Mane, Perrine
ISBN: 
0300069065
Date published: 
January 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£19.95
Pages: 
208

This absorbing survey of medieval clothing makes an important and unique contribution to our understanding of the cultural and social conditions of western Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Drawing on paintings and sculpture, documents and literature, surviving clothing, textiles, jewellery and armour, Francoise Piponnier and Perrine Mane show that the garments and accessories of the Middle Ages reveal much about the life and society of the time.