This fascinating work studies how shoe constructions, patterns and styles evolved in the three Scandinavian countries. Individual shoes and styles are analyzed to show similarities with Europe, both east and west, and the differences of time, with the occasional creation of unique shoes, or rejection of popular European fashions. It shows the patterns for Sami footwear, many unique, and those features of so-called folk dress which have evolved from fashion, and those that are original to the region. It reflects the importance of the Age of Greatness in seventeenth century Sweden and the region in earlier Viking times, as well as the transient power of important cities. Many questions remain to be answered and challenge students in the three countries to research them. Publication in full of shoe finds from excavations would be an invaluable step forward. Includes hundreds of color and black & white photographs and diagrams.
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Book Description Coronet Books Inc, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9789174023237
Book Description Coronet Books Inc, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. June Swann, an English specialist on footwear and shoemaking, turns her attention to the shoes of Scandinavia from prehistory to 1950, drawing on evidence from recent excavations. Inevitably, most of the shoes date from the 17th century onwards and include remarkably well-preserved formal shoes, functional everyday shoes, clogs and boots and elaborate regional footwear that reflected the Scandinavian terrain and environment. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs, often in colour, of the footwear along with drawings that demonstrate changes in shoe technology over the centuries. Swann also discusses Migration and Viking footwear, the influence of Scandinavia s extensive trade connections on its fashion and includes comparisons with the footwear of the rest of Europe. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9789174023237
Book Description Almquiest & Wiksell Intl, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 357 pages. 9.00x8.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-9174023233
Book Description 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 1.270. Bookseller Inventory # 9789174023237
Book Description Coronet Books Inc., 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX9174023233
Book Description Coronet Books Inc., 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M9174023233