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The Cambridge History of Western Textiles

The Cambridge History of Western Textiles
2 Volume Hardback Boxed Set

$675.00 (R)

John Peter Wild, Penelope Walton Rogers, Joan Allgrove McDowell, Lise Bender Jørgensen, Ian Jenkins, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, John Munro, Anna Muthesius, Frances Pritchard, Herman Van der Wee, Leslie Clarkson, Beverly Lemire, Serge Chassagne, Natalie Rothstein, Joan Thirsk, Santina Levey, Edith Standen, Jennifer Wearden, Aileen Ribeiro, Douglas Farnie, David Jenkins, Peter Solar, Stanley Chapman, Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark, Penelope Byrde, Donald Coleman, Jeffrey Harrop, Lars Sandberg, Lou Taylor, Fiona Anderson, Mary Schoeser
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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521341073

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  • Essential in the everyday lives of all societies for providing protection and warmth, textiles also fulfill social, cultural, military, legal, and symbolic functions and have played a key role in the economic activity of societies from ancient times. This magnificent two-volume study brings together the leading experts on textiles from eight countries, ensuring authoritative coverage of the production and uses of textiles in western societies from the earliest times to the present day. With contributions from archaeologists, economic and social historians, historians of fashion and the history of dress, and museum curators, no other book offers the breadth of coverage of this one, in terms of time period, subject matter, or approach. The book's range and accessibility will ensure that it is a key reference for specialists and non-specialists alike. David Jenkins is Senior Lecturer in Economic History in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. He is also Governor and Company Secretary of the Pasold Research Fund, which promotes research and publication in the history of textiles in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jenkins has a special interest in the wool textile industry, where his major contribution is (with the late K.G. Ponting) The British Wool Textile Industry, 1880-1914 (Ashgate Publishing Company, 1982). For several years Jenkins was a member of Council and Honorary Secretary of the Economic History Society and is a member of the Editorial Board of Textile History.

    • Brings together a huge variety of expertise among leading experts on textiles from eight different countries and covering a three thousand-year span
    • Authoritative, scholarly coverage is intended to be approachable by readers with little background knowledge
    • Extensively illustrated in colour and black and white, showing many unusual and little-known images
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    "The subject matter is broad and accessible, ensuring that specialists and non-specialists alike will appreciate the book as a comprehensive reference." Industrial Fabric Productions Review

    "This valuable edition includes black-and-white and color pictures of textiles, period art pieces depicting dress and furnishings, and illustrations of tools, pictures from trade publications, and charts. Extensive bibliography. For laypersons and scholars alike. Essential." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521341073
    • length: 1400 pages
    • dimensions: 265 x 187 x 88 mm
    • weight: 3.73kg
    • contains: 280 b/w illus. 40 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Textile Industries of the Ancient World:
    1. Introduction John Peter Wild and Penelope Walton Rogers
    2. Ancient Egypt
    Anatolia
    Mesopotamia and the Levant
    the late Bronze Aegeans
    the near east in the Iron Age
    Europe Joan Allgrove McDowell, John Peter Wild and Lise Bender Jørgensen
    3. The Greeks
    the Romans
    northern Europe in the Roman Iron Age
    the eastern Mediterranean Ian Jenkins, John Peter Wild and Lise Bender Jørgensen
    4. Textile industries of the early medieval world to AD 1000 Lise Bender Jørgensen, Penelope Walton Rogers, John Peter Wild, Joan Allgrove McDowell and Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood
    Part II. The Medieval Period:
    5 (i) Medieval woollens
    textiles, textile technology and industrial organisation, c. 800–1500, 5 (ii) The western European woollen industries and their struggles for international markets, c. 1000–1500 John Munro
    6. Silk in the medieval world Anna Muthesius
    7. The uses of textiles, c. 1000–1500 Frances Pritchard
    Part III. The Early Modern Period:
    8. The west European woollen industries, 1500–1750 Herman Van der Wee
    9. The linen industry in early modern Europe Leslie Clarkson
    10. Fashioning cottons
    Asian trade, domestic industry and consumer demand, 1660–1780 Beverly Lemire
    11. Calico printing in Europe before 1780 Serge Chassagne
    12. Silk in the early modern period, c. 1500–1780 Natalie Rothstein
    13. Knitting and knitware Joan Thirsk
    14. Lace in the early modern period, c. 1500–1780 Santina Levey
    15. Early modern tapestries and carpets, c. 1500–1780 Edith Standen and Jennifer Wearden
    16. Furnishings, c. 1500–1780 Natalie Rothstein and Santina Levey
    17. Dress in the early modern period, c. 1500-1780 Aileen Ribeiro
    Part IV. The Nineteenth Century:
    18. Cotton, 1780–1914 Douglas Farnie
    19. The western wool textile industry in the nineteenth century David Jenkins
    20. Silk: the Industrial Revolution and after Natalie Rothstein
    21. The linen industry in the nineteenth century Peter Solar
    22. The hosiery industry, 1780–1914 Stanley Chapman
    23. Machine-made lace: the Industrial Revolution and after Santina Levey
    24. Textile design and furnishings, c. 1780–1914 Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark
    25. Dress: the Industrial Revolution and after Penelope Byrde
    Part V. The Twentieth Century:
    26. Man-made fibres before 1945 Donald Coleman
    27. Man-made fibres since 1945 Jeffrey Harrop
    28 Cotton since 1914 Lars Sandberg
    29. Wool textiles in the twentieth century David Jenkins
    30 Hosiery and knitwear in the twentieth century Stanley Chapman
    31. Fashion for men and women in the twentieth century Lou Taylor and Fiona Anderson
    32. Furnishings and industrial textiles, 1914–1999 Mary Schoeser
    Bibliography.

  • Editor

    David Jenkins, University of York
    David Jenkins is Senior Lecturer in Economic History in the Department of Economics and Related Studies in the University of York, and Governor and Company Secretary of the Pasold Research Fund (that promotes research and publication in the history of textiles). He has lectured in Europe, the USA and Japan and published widely on the history of textiles in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has a special interest in the wool textile industry, where his major contribution is (with K. G. Ponting) The British Wool Textile Industry, 1880–1914.

    Contributors

    John Peter Wild, Penelope Walton Rogers, Joan Allgrove McDowell, Lise Bender Jørgensen, Ian Jenkins, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, John Munro, Anna Muthesius, Frances Pritchard, Herman Van der Wee, Leslie Clarkson, Beverly Lemire, Serge Chassagne, Natalie Rothstein, Joan Thirsk, Santina Levey, Edith Standen, Jennifer Wearden, Aileen Ribeiro, Douglas Farnie, David Jenkins, Peter Solar, Stanley Chapman, Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark, Penelope Byrde, Donald Coleman, Jeffrey Harrop, Lars Sandberg, Lou Taylor, Fiona Anderson, Mary Schoeser

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