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Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... their stories with hundreds of verses describing dress styles, fabulous fabrics, and shopping experiences, as early as the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.S.-G. Heller, Fashion in Medieval France (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2007). As scholars...

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Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

3

... as was the case for embroidery.S. Heller, “Obscured Lands and Obscured Hands: Fairy Embroidery and Ambiguous Vocabulary of Medieval Textile Decoration,” Medieval Clothing and Textiles 5 (2009): 15–35. Towns similarly grew in England, Wales,...

Literary Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

3

... than to delectation, as Sarah-Grace Heller remarks.Heller, Fashion in Medieval France, 6–8. These descriptions are entirely fabulous, and authors seem to know few limits as they parade an array of courtly ladies wearing bejeweled luscious...

Visual Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

2

... current generation of scholars is making great strides to mediate and expand our understanding of medieval fashion. By extrapolating the rich fashion content in French literature, Sarah-Grace Heller has proposed a much-needed modification...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

2

... of the Rose, see S.-G. Heller, Fashion in Medieval France (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2007). The question, of course, is to decide what the meaning of well is, depending on the context, whether amorous or religious—of which more later. In any case,...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

1

... of sumptuary laws in Europe during this time period, only a few of which I will cite here. For sumptuary laws in France and elsewhere, see S.-G. Heller, “Limiting Yardage and Changes of Clothes: Sumptuary Legislation in Thirteenth-Century...

Status

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

1

... of fashion in the West is a contentious subject. For summaries of debates, see S. Heller, Fashion in Medieval France (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2007); L.A. Wilson, “‘De Novo Modo’: The Birth of Fashion in the Middle Ages” (PhD diss., Fordham...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...Visual appearance lies at the basis of the expression of cultural identity,“The World in Dress: Anthropological Perspective on Clothing, Fashion, and Culture,” Annual Review of Anthropology 33 (2004): 370; A. Cannon, “The Cultural...

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...In her fifteenth-century Book of the City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan includes an anecdote about a man who falls asleep and wakes up wearing a dress. The tale is used to convey the importance of not allowing ignorance to blind the author...

Textiles

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The extremes of wealth and poverty of the Middle Ages, and the many levels between, were exemplified by the textiles that clothed bodies and furnished environments. Textiles were an essential and ubiquitous part of medieval...