Literature-Culture-Fashion-Costume-History.

General publications

The Art of Dress: Clothes and Society, 1500-1914 by Jane Ashelford, Andreas von Einsiedel.

20,000 Years of Fashion. The History of Costume and Personal Adornment by Francois Boucher.

Costume in Detail: Women’s Dress 1730-1930 by Nancy Bradfield.


Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women’s breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images – including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills – illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support – and seduction.


Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes by Bernadette Banner.








ECCLESTICAL

Church Vestments and Textiles by Margery Roberts

Sewing Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan.

Vestments for All Seasons by Barbara Dee Baumgarten.


ANGLO-SAXONS


ANCIENT


Middle Ages

Carolingian:

The Second Carolingian Modelbook: A Collection of Historical Charted Patterns for Needleworkers and Artisans, by Ms Kim Brody Salaza & Alexandra Brody Salazar.

Meticulously researched and annotated, The Second Carolingian Modelbook is a pattern collection for stitchers fascinated by the counted embroidery styles of the 1500s and 1600s.


The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe, by Pierre Riché & Michael Idomir Allen.

Pierre Riché traces the emergence of Europe from the seventh to the early eleventh century, the period that witnessed the rise, fall, and revival of the Carolinian Empire.


Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768–987 (Warrior), by David Nicolle & Wayne Reynolds.

Illuminating a much-neglected area of history, this book shows how the role of cavalry grew in prestige, as the Carolingian armoured horseman gave way to the knight of the early 10th century.


Anvil Of God: Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles, by J. Boyce Gleason.

Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a bereaved family’s relentless quest for power and destiny.



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