Dress Accessories, C. 1150 - C. 1450


Author: Geoff Egan,Frances Pritchard,Justine Bayley
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 410
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Brooches, rings, buckles, pendants, buttons, purses and other accessories were part of everyday dress in the middle ages. Over two thousand such items dating from from the period 1150-1450 are described and discussed here, all found in recent archaeological excavations in London - then as now one of western Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, its social and economic activity compounded by the waterside bustle of the Thames.These finds constitute the most extensive and varied group of such accessories yet recovered in Britain, and their close dating and the scientific analysis carried out on them have been highly revealing. Important results published here for the first time show, for example, the popularity of shoddy, mass-produced items in base metals during the high middle ages and enable researchers to identify the varied products of rival traditions of manufacture mentioned in historical sources.Anyone needing accurate information on period costume will welcome this book, which will appeal to the general reader interested in costume and design, as well as to archaeologists and historians.THE AUTHORS are members of staff of the Museum of London.

Kleidung im Mittelalter

Materialien, Konstruktion, Nähtechnik : ein Handbuch
Author: Katrin Kania
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 341220482X
Category: Clothing and dress
Page: 529
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Leicht verständlich und fundiert geleitet das vorliegende Handbuch die Leser durch die komplexe Welt der mittelalterlichen Kleidung. Die Grundlagen und Bedeutungen verschiedener Materialien, Näh-, Stich- und textiler Techniken werden ebenso erläutert wie die Voraussetzungen, Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Forschung. Eine Analyse der erhaltenen mittelalterlichen Kleidung ermöglicht die Darstellung der Entwicklungslinien in der Zeit von 500 bis 1500. Erläuterungen zur rekonstruierten Schneidertechnik des Mittelalters sowie ein ausführlicher, bebilderter Katalog der überlieferten Kleidungsstücke und Rekonstruktionszeichnungen vervollständigen das Handbuch. Damit liegt ein Handbuch vor, das für das Verständnis, die Rekonstruktion und die Erforschung mittelalterlicher Kleidung unverzichtbar ist.

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology


Author: Teresita Majewski,David Gaimster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387720715
Category: Social Science
Page: 698
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In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.

The Medieval Horse and Its Equipment, C.1150-c.1450


Author: John Clark
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843830979
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 185
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Over 400 recent finds associated with horses and excavated in London, from the utilitarian to the highly decorated, illustrated and discussed.

Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: Set


Author: Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated,Various
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843837145
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Seven volume set of these classic works of reference, essential for students, scholars, archaeologists, re-enactors and historians of material culture, textiles and tools.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture


Author: Colum Hourihane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195395360
Category: Art
Page: 677
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This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

The Medieval Account Books of the Mercers of London

An Edition and Translation
Author: Lisa Jefferson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317024257
Category: History
Page: 1180
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As the premier livery company, the Mercers Company in medieval England enjoyed a prominent role in London's governance and exercised much influence over England's overseas trade and political interests. This substantial two-volume set provides a comprehensive edition of the surviving Mercers' accounts from 1347 to 1464, and opens a unique window into the day-to-day workings of one of England's most powerful institutions at the height of its influence. The accounts list income, derived from fees for apprentices and entry fees, from fines (whose cause is usually given, sometimes with many details), from gifts and bequests, from property rents, and from other sources, and then list expenditures: on salaries to priests and chaplains, to the beadle, the rent-collector, and to scribes and scriveners; on alms payments; on quit-rents due on their properties; on repairs to properties; and on a whole host of other costs, differing from year to year, and including court cases, special furnishings for the chapel or Hall, negotiations over trade with Burgundy, transport costs, funeral costs or those for attendance at state occasions, etc. Included also in some years are ordinances, deeds and other material of which they wanted to ensure a record was kept. Beginning with an early account for 1347-48, and the company's ordinances of that year, the accounts preserved form an entire block from 1390 until 1464. The material is arranged in facing-page format, with an accurate edition of the original text mirrored by a translation into modern English. A substantial introduction describes the manuscripts in full detail and explains the accounting system used by the Mercers and the financial vocabulary associated with it. Exhaustive name and subject indexes ensure that the material is easily accessible and this edition will become an essential tool for all studying the social, cultural or economic developments of late-medieval England.

Der Gürtel

Funktion und Symbolik eines Kleidungsstücks in Antike und Mittelalter
Author: Claudia Schopphoff
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 9783412202262
Category: Belts (Clothing)
Page: 276
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Craft, industry and everyday life

finds from medieval York
Author: Patrick Ottaway,Nicola Rogers,York Archaeological Trust
Publisher: Council for British Archeology
ISBN: 9781902771267
Category: Social Science
Page: 511
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The Medieval Horse and Its Equipment

C.1150-c.1450
Author: John Clark
Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 185
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The third volume in this popular series traces the role of the horse in the Middle Ages. From a knight's gallant steed to the traditional role as beast of burden, this book gives a clear understanding of the great importance of the horse.

Craft, Industry and Everyday Life

Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York
Author: Quita Mould,Ian Carlisle,Esther Anita Cameron
Publisher: Council for British Archaeology(GB)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: 365
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This volume presents the surviving evidence for the manufacture and use of leather artefacts at York during the Anglo-Scandinavian and medieval periods. Based around the internationally important group of Anglo-Scandinavian leatherwork from 16-22 Coppergate, it also includes material recovered from other sites in the city. Over 5,000 items of leather dating from the later 9th century through to the 15th century are represented, some 550 of which are fully catalogued. T he recovery of large quantities of manufacturing debris at Coppergate suggests that leatherworking was undertaken there in both the Anglo-Scandinavian and the medieval periods. Shoe making was at its height in the 10th century; cobbling was also being undertaken at this time and continued throughout the medieval period. There is evidence for the refurbishment of knife sheaths in the Anglo-Scandinavian period, a phenomenon not previously recognised elsewhere. The leather items themselves are described in detail. These include shoes, knife sheaths, sword scabbards, straps, purses, elliptical panels, balls and an archer's wrist guard. Shoes represent the largest category of manufactured leather recovered.A small number of shoes made from a single piece of leather were found in Anglo-Scandinavian deposits, but the vast majority of the shoes from both Anglo-Scandinavian and medieval contexts were of turnshoe construction. A significant corpus of knife and seax sheaths and sword scabbards was recovered. Future researchers will be able to use the York leather assemblage presented here to re-examine current issues and develop new hypotheses, continuing to move forward the study of the leather industry and to elucidate the complexities of post-Roman economy and society.

Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough, C. AD 600-1000

The Artefact Evidence
Author: D. H. Evans,Christopher Loveluck
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9781842173107
Category: History
Page: 486
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Between 1989 and 1991, excavations in the parish of Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, unearthed remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement associated with one of the largest collections of artefacts and animal bones yet found on such a site. In an unprecedented occupation sequence from an Anglo-Saxon rural settlement, six main periods of occupation have been identified, dating from the seventh to the early eleventh centuries; with a further period of activity, between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries AD. The remains of approximately forty buildings and other structures were uncovered; and due to the survival of large refuse deposits, huge quantities of artefacts and faunal remains were encountered compared with most other rural settlements of the period. Volume 2 contains detailed presentation of some 10,000 recorded finds, over 6,000 sherds of pottery, and many other residues and bulk finds, illustrated with 213 blocks of figures and 67 plates, together with discussion of their significance.It presents the most comprehensive, and currently unique picture of daily life on a rural settlement of this period in eastern England, and is an assemblage of Europe wide significance to Anglo-Saxon and early medieval archaeologists.

Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts

a classification and catalogue : a contribution to the study of Late Saxon ornamental metalwork
Author: David Williams
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 121
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The Excavation of a Medieval Manor House of the Bishops of Winchester at Mount House, Witney, Oxfordshire, 1984-92


Author: T. G. Allen,Jonathan Hiller
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9780947816780
Category: History
Page: 264
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This report documents the discovery, excavation and preservation of a Norman moated stone manor house found in 1984 at the Mount House, Witney. The trial excavations that were made in advance of housing development, revealed groups of buildings surrounded by a curtain wall and moat. Further excavations in the north-west and south-east parts of the complex uncovered a massive and well-preserved tower and attached range of the first half of the 12th century which was progressively enlarged by a chapel, a central pier, a raised terrace and a garderobe block. The buildings were further modified in the later medieval period. Coins in robber trenches indicate that some buildings were demolished during the English Civil War, though others were maintained. The front cover shows Nathaniel Buck's early 18th century engraving purporting to show the remains, which were systematically demolished in the mid-18th century to make way for a new house. The site remained in the ownership of the Bishops of Winchester until 1862, when it was purchased by the 6th Duke of Marlborough. The present house was built c 1904. The site was purchased by Oxfordshire County Council in 1993, and the tower is now on display to the public.

Roman Defences and Medieval Industry

Excavations at Baltic House, City of London
Author: Elizabeth Howe
Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology Svc
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 122
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Excavations at the site of Baltic House uncovered evidence of occupation dating from Roman times onward. The earliest excavated feature was a Roman barrel-lined well dated AD 50-80 and containing the skulls of a horse and bull - perhaps a sacrificial offering. The well lay to the south of a large V-shaped ditch which formed part of a late 1st-century defensive boundary along the northeast side of the Roman settlement. A 2nd-century cellared building was also recorded here. In the medieval period the site lay in an area surrounded by a religious houses. The earliest medieval finds dated from the 10th or 11th century. Industrial activity between the 13th and 15th centuries included metalworking, represented by the manufacture of bells and kitchen vessels, and nitric acid distillation.In the 18th century the area was redeveloped with the creation of Jeffrey Square and smart terraced houses. At the end of the 19th century the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange was constructed. The building was badly damaged by a terrorist bomb in 1992, and the site is now occupied by the London headquarters of Swiss Re, a striking new office tower designed by Foster and Partners. This publication summarizes the archaeological sequence and history of one of London's most fascinating sites in a fully illustrated and integrated text.