Textiles and the Medieval Economy: Production, Trade, and Consumption of Textiles, 8th-16th Centuries (by Carsten Jahnke, Angela Ling Huang)


Author(s): Carsten Jahnke, Angela Ling Huang

Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publish date: 2015-01-30
ISBN-10: 1782976477
ISBN-13: 9781782976479
Language: English
Description: Archaeologists and textile historians bring together 16 papers to
investigate the production, trade and consumption of textiles in
Scandinavia and across parts of northern and Mediterranean Europe
throughout the medieval period. Archaeological evidence is used to
demonstrate the existence or otherwise of international trade and
to examine the physical characteristics of textiles and their
distribution in order to understand who was producing, using and
trading them and what they were being used for. Historical
evidence, mainly textual, is employed to link textile names to
places, numbers and prices and thus provide an appreciation of
changing… more…

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