Clothing, Culture and Identity in Early Modern England: Creating a New Tool for Research
Authors: Richardson, Catherine; Murdock, Graeme; Merry, Mark
Source: Textile History, Volume 34, Number 2, November 2003 , pp. 229-234(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:During the period c. 1560–1640 developing markets and modes of production introduced new fabrics and forms of dress to English society. Legal, religious and social changes also altered the world of clothes, fuelling intense debate on the morality of clothing, and on dress and religious and gender identity. Understanding of the consumption, uses and place of clothing within the culture of early modern England remains very limited, however. This project therefore aims to produce an online database which will give direct access to the everyday life of clothes, and to the clothing communities of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-11-01