Medieval Portugal, and the various kingdoms which today make up Spain, were ethnic and religious melting pots, comprising Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, each contributing to a vibrant textile economy. They were also defined and distinguished by the material culture of clothing and dress, partly dictated by religious and cultural tradition, partly imposed by rulers anxious to avoid cross-ethnic relationships considered undesirable. Nevertheless, textiles, especially magnificent Islamic silks, crossed these barriers. The essays in this volume offer the first full analysis of Iberian textiles from the period, drawing on both material remains and historical documents, supported by evidence from contemporary artwork. Chapters cover surviving textiles, many of them magnificent silks; textile industries and trade; court dress and its use as a language of power and patronage; the vast market in utilitarian textiles for lower-status clothing and furnishings; and Muslim and Jewish dress.
They also consider Arabic and Jewish texts as sources of information on textiles and the Arabic garment-names which crossed into Spanish. Particular emphasis is given to the the different ethnicities of Iberia and their influences on the use and trade of garments (both precious and common-place) and textiles. Rabic and Jewish texts as sources of information on textiles and the Arabic garment-names which crossed into Spanish. Grand Eagle Retail is the ideal place for all your shopping needs! We are unable to deliver faster than stated.International deliveries will take 1-6 weeks. Please contact Customer Services and request "Return Authorisation" before you send your item back to us. We cannot take responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in transit. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Textbooks, Education & Reference\Textbooks". The seller is "grandeagleretail" and is located in this country: CA.
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