English Medieval Industries: Craftsmen, Techniques, Products
John Blair, Nigel Ramsay
A&C Black, 1991 - History - 446 pages
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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Stone David Parsons
Alabaster Nigel Ramsay
Purbeck Marble John Blair
Tin Lead and Pewter Ronald F Homer
Copper Alloys Claude Blair and John Blair
Gold Silver and Precious Stones Marian Campbell
Iron Jane Geddes
Pottery and Tile John Cherry
Brick Nicholas J Moore
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