Clothing in 17th-Century Provincial England

Tankard, Danae (2019) Clothing in 17th-Century Provincial England. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, London, UK. ISBN 9781350098404

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Abstract

Featuring detailed analyses of clothing cultures in 17th century provincial Sussex, this original study draws on previously unexploited sources to create an intimate and nuanced portrait of people and their clothes. An introductory chapter uses 17th century literature to identify and explore contemporary ideas about clothing, the individual and society, as well as the relationship between London and the provinces and the causes and consequences of conspicuous clothing consumption. Subsequent chapters look at the production, distribution and acquisition of clothing in Sussex and the participation of consumers in these processes; the role of London as a centre of fashionable clothing consumption and the experience of wealthier consumers in shopping there; the clothing worn by individual men and women and older children of the 'middle' and 'better' sort and the extent to which they participated in contemporary, London-driven, fashion culture. A final chapter examines the clothing worn by the poor, including vagrants, parish paupers and the 'labouring' poor. With over forty black and white images Clothing in 17th-Century Provincial England offers a new window onto early modern experiences of clothing.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: 17th-century provincial England, clothing and textile production, gentlemen, gentlewomen, clothing of the poor
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Danae Tankard
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 13:12
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 13:12
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4571

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