Clothing in the Middle Ages

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ages 7 to 14 years. For nobles in the Middle Ages, clothing was a symbol of power and status. Their clothes were costly, made of beautiful material and encrusted with jewellery. Peasants wore work clothes made of coarser material. Young readers will be fascinated by this new book that features fashions from the days of knights and ladies. Topics include: making fabrics; peasants' clothing; trade, towns, and textiles; fabrics from far away; style in towns; a noble's clothing; children's clothing; protected by armour; dressed for prayer; clothing in other cultures; hygiene; beauty.
  

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Contents

Clothing and the Middle Ages 6 Making Fabrics 8 Mens Clothing
io Womens Clothing 12 Hats and Shoes
Clothing Trades 16 Fabrics at Fairs
Armor
Dressed for Prayer
Clothing in Other Cultures 26 Hygiene 29 Beauty 32 Glossary and Index
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About the author (2004)

Lynn Elliott, of Staten Island, NY, is an editor at Random House. She is the author of numerous magazine articles, reporting on interior design and architecture. She is also the author of "What's in Style: Decks.
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Lisa Lent, of Green Bay, WI, is a freelance writer and publicist who specializes in covering the window treatment market.


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