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Coronation of a prince : formerly identified with Charlemagne

Fig. 1 - Anonymous. Coronation of a prince : formerly identified with Charlemagne, circa 870. Illumination on parchment; 27 × 21 cm (10.6 × 8.3 in). Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Latin 1141, fol. 2v. Source: Wikimedia Commons


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Historical Context

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The Peoples of Europe circa 900. Source: GifeX


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Primary/Period Sources

Resources for Fashion History Research

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Digitized Primary/Period Sources

“DMMapp - Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App,” n.d. https://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/app/.
“Medieval Manuscripts on the Web (Digitized Manuscripts),” n.d. http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/sechard/512digms.htm.

Secondary Sources

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Breiding, Dirk H. “Fashion in European Armor.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/afas/hd_afas.htm.
Breiding, Dirk H. “Fashion in European Armor, 1000–1300.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/afas13/hd_afas13.htm.
“Some Extant Clothing of the Middle Ages (Photos),” n.d. https://www.virtue.to/articles/extant.html.
Breiding, Dirk H. “The Decoration of European Armor.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/deca/hd_deca.htm.
Blair, John, and Nigel Ramsay. English Medieval Industries: Craftsmen, Techniques, Products. London: Hambledon and London, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/919917422.
Brandenburgh, Chrystel R. Clothes Make the Man: Early Medieval Textiles from the Netherlands. Archaeological Studies Leiden University (ASLU) 30. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2016. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/968339565.
Buren, Anne van, and Roger S. Wieck. Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands, 1325-1515. New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, 2011. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/921010074.
Burns, E. Jane. Courtly Love Undressed: Reading through Clothes in Medieval French Culture. The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/929158561.
Carus-Wilson, E. M., N. B. Harte, and Kenneth G. Ponting, eds. Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe: Essays in Memory of Professor E.M. Carus-Wilson. Pasold Studies in Textile History 2. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1983. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11236147.
Crowfoot, Elisabeth, Frances Pritchard, and Kay Staniland. Textiles and Clothing: C.1150-c.1450. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 4. London: HMSO, 1992. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/869768478.
Cunnington, Phillis. Costume of Household Servants, from the Middle Ages to 1900. London: A and C Black, 1974. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1369922.
Cunnington, C. Willett, and Phillis Emily Cunnington. Handbook of English Mediaeval Costume. 2nd ed. London: Faber, 1969. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2924092.
Cunnington, Phillis, Catherine Lucas, and A. D. Mansfield. Occupational Costume in England from the Eleventh Century to 1914. London: Black, 1976. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/603565839.
Davanzo Poli, Doretta, ed. I Mestieri della moda a Venezia: serenissima: the arts of fashion in Venice from the 13th to the 18th century, Nov. 28, 1995-Jan. 20, 1996. Rev. ed. Brenta: Consorzio maestri calzturieri del Brenta, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/84353032.
Dimitrova, Kate, Margaret Goehring, David Ganz, Warren T. Woodfin, Henry Schilb, Christiane Elster, Stefanie Seeberg, et al., eds. Dressing the Part: Textiles as Propaganda in the Middle Ages. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2014. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1001601465.
Edge, David, and John Miles Paddock. Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages. New York: Crescent Books, 1996. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/977686103.
Egan, Geoff, and Frances Pritchard. Dress Accessories, c. 1150 - c. 1450. New ed. 3. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2002.
Evans, Joan. Dress in Medieval France. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1008513009.
Ewing, Thor. Viking Clothing. Stroud: Tempus, 2006. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990571223.
Goddard, Eunice. Women’s Costume in French Texts of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. Baltimore, 1927. http://goddard.1186-583.org/.
Grew, Francis, and Margrethe de Neergaard, eds. Shoes and Pattens. New ed., Reprinted in paperback. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 2. Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2013. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/876555501.
Hartley, Dorothy, and Francis Michael Kelly. Mediæval Costume and Life: A Review of Their Social Aspects Arranged under Various Classes and Workers with Instructions for Making Numerous Types of Dress. London: B.T. Batsford, Ltd, 1931. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/232439655.
Heller, Sarah-Grace. Fashion in Medieval France. Gallica, v. 3. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2007. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/813546498.
Hodges, Laura F. Chaucer and Costume: The Secular Pilgrims in the General Prologue. Chaucer Studies 26. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43287154.
Houston, Mary G. Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th, and 15th Centuries. New York: Dover Publications, 1996.
Killerby, Catherine Kovesi. Sumptuary Law in Italy, 1200-1500. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/179736332.
Koslin, Désirée G., and Janet Ellen Snyder, eds. Encountering Medieval Textiles and Dress: Objects, Texts, Images. New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/932582835.
Lloyd, T. H. The English Wool Trade in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/967424115.
Netherton, Robin, and Gale R. Owen-Crocker. Medieval Clothing and Textiles. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2005. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/474796956.
Owen-Crocker, Gale R. Dress in Anglo-Saxon England. Rev. and enl. ed. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1008095740.
Piponnier, Françoise, and Perrine Mane. Dress in the Middle Ages. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/943018667.
Rudy, Kathryn M., and Barbara Baert, eds. Weaving, Veiling, and Dressing: Textiles and Their Metaphors in the Late Middle Ages. Medieval Church Studies 12. Turnhout: Brepols, 2007. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/758377647.
Scott, Margaret. Fashion in the Middle Ages. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/777928739.
Spufford, Peter. Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/65759006.
Sronková, Olga. Gothic Woman’s Fashion. Prague: Artia, 1954. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/540980951.
Staniland, Kay. “Clothing Provision and the Great Wardrobe in the Mid-Thirteenth Century.” Textile History 22, no. 2 (January 1, 1991): 239–52. https://doi.org/10.1179/004049691793712530.
Stuard, Susan Mosher. Gilding the Market: Luxury and Fashion in Fourteenth Century Italy. Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/475529735.
Thursfield, Sarah. The Medieval Tailor’s Assistant: Making Common Garments, 1200-1500. Carlton: Ruth Bean, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/862103281.
Veale, Elspeth M. The English Fur Trade in the Later Middle Ages. 2nd ed. London Record Society Publications, v. 38. London: London Record Society, 2003. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/249373630.
Vecellio, Cesare. Vecellio’s Renaissance Costume Book: All 500 Woodcut Illustrations from the Famous Sixteenth-Century Compendium of World Costume. Dover Pictorial Archive Series. New York: Dover Publications, 1977. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/860305622.
Vincent, Susan J., and Sarah-Grace Heller, eds. A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion: The Medieval Age (800-1450). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/967107605.
Wilson, David M. The Bayeux Tapestry: The Complete Tapestry in Color. New York: Knopf, 1985. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55741696.
Woolley, Linda. Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 2007. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/74969103.
Zijlstra-Zweens, H. M. Of His Array Telle i No Lenger Tale: Aspects of Costume, Arms and Armour in Western Europe, 1200-1400. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1988. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/929676463.