English Medieval Industries: Craftsmen, Techniques, Products

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John Blair, Nigel Ramsay
A&C Black, 1991 - History - 446 pages
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English Medieval Industries is an authoritative modern survey of medieval crafts and their products. It is heavily illustrated by pictures of surviving objects and contemporary representations of medieval work. Each industry is approached by material (amongst others stone, tin, lead, copper, iron, brick, glass, leather, bone and wood), discussing its acquisition, working and sale as a finished product. The contributors are the leading experts in their fields. They describe the specialist work that went to make the housing, clothing, tools, vessels and ornaments of medieval people. A general bibliography provides a valuable reference tool.
  

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Contents

Stone David Parsons
1
Alabaster Nigel Ramsay
29
Purbeck Marble John Blair
41
Tin Lead and Pewter Ronald F Homer
57
Copper Alloys Claude Blair and John Blair
81
Gold Silver and Precious Stones Marian Campbell
107
Iron Jane Geddes
167
Pottery and Tile John Cherry
189
Vessel Glass R J Charleston
237
Window Glass Richard Marks
265
Leather John Cherry
295
Textiles Penelope Walton
319
Antler Bone and Horn A rthur MacGregor
355
Wood Julian Munby
379
Bibliography
407
Index
427

Brick Nicholas J Moore
211

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About the author (1991)

John Blair is a fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford, and author of Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire.

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