This book deals with the problem of identifying the various different forms of the textiles known as "new draperies" as they appeared in the Low Countries and in England in the medieval and early modern periods. It contains important and original contributions from Europe and North America, providing a useful survey of this neglected area of European history.
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"This impressive collection of essays seeks both to trace the gradual technical evolution of the trade during the later medieval and early modern periods and to gauge its social, political, and cultural causes and consequences....by gathering into a single volume such a wide array of perspectives on this important topic the book will prove a valuable resource for future research on the economy and society of preindustrial northwestern Europe."--Sixteenth Century Journal
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199210632