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Baines, Barbara, Fashion Revivals from the Elizabethan Age to the Present Day. London, 1981.

Blair, John and Nigel amsay (eds), English Medieval Industries: Craftsmen, Techniques, Products. London, 1991.

von Boehn, Max, Modes and Manners From the Middle Ages to the end of the Eighteenth Century. London, 1932-5, reprinted 1980

Wagner, Eduard, Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons. New York: Dover reprint, 2000.

Harte, Negley & K.G. Ponting (eds), Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe: Essays in Memory of Professor E M Carus-Wilson. London, 1983.

Jones, Ann R and Peter Stallybrass, Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory. Cambridge, 2000.

Koslin, Desiree (ed), Encountering Medieval Textiles and Dress: Objects, Texts, Images. London, 2002.

de Marly, Diana  Fashion for Men, An Illustrated History . London, 1985.

Netherton, Robin and Gail Owen-Crocker, Medieval Dress and Textiles, Vol.1. Woodbridge, 2005.

Netherton, Robin and Gail Owen-Crocker, Medieval Dress and Textiles, Vol.2. Woodbridge, 2006.

Papantoniou, Ioanna,  Greek Dress: From Ancient Times to the Early 20th Century, Athens, 2000.

Piponnier, Françoise and Pierrine Mane, Dress in the Middle Ages. London, 1997 and 2000.

Richardson, Catherine, Clothing Culture 1350-1650. Aldershot, 2004.

Sronkova, Olga, Gothic Woman's Fashion. Prague, 1954.

Anglo-Saxon dress

Owen-Crocker, Gail , Dress in Anglo-Saxon England. Manchester, 1986.

Wilson, David  M, The Bayeux Tapestry. London 1985.

English dress

Arnold, Janet , Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd. Leeds, 1988.

Ashelford, Jane, A Visual History of Costume: The Sixteenth Century. London, 1983.

Ashelford, Jane, Dress in the Age of Elizabeth I. London, 1988.

Byrde, Penelope, The Male Image: Men's Fashion in England 1300-1970. London, 1979.

Crowfoot, Elisabeth, Frances Pritchard and Kay Staniland, Textiles and Clothing, 1150-1450; Medieval Finds From Excavations in London. London, 1992.

Cunnington, C Willett and Phillis, Handbook of English Medieval Costume. London, 1952 reprinted 1973.

Cunnington, C Willett and Phillis, Handbook of English Costume in the 16th Century. London1952, reprinted 1973.

Druitt, Herbert, A Manual of Costume as Illustrated by Monumental Brasses. London, 1906.

Egan, Geoff and Frances Pritchard, Dress Accessories 1150-1450: Finds From Medieval Excavations in London. London, 1991.

Halls, Zilla,  Men's Costume 1580-1750, Museum of London. London, 1970.

Hartley, Dorothy, Medieval Costume and Life. London, 1931.

Hodges, L aura F, Chaucer and Costume: The Secular Pilgrim in the General Prologu. Cambridge, 2000.

Houston, Mary, Medieval Costume in England and France: the 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries. London, 1939.

Kelly, Francis and Randolph Schwabe,  Historic Costume: A Short History of Costume Armour Chiefly in England 1066-1800. London 1931 reprinted 1972.

Linthicum, Marie Channing, Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Oxford, 1936.

Newton, Stella Mary, Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince: A Study of the Years 1340-1365. London, 1980.

Reynolds, Graham, Costume of the Western World : Elizabethan and Jacobean 1558-1625. London, 1951.

Scott, Margaret, A Visual History of Costume: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. London, 1986.

Scott, Margaret, The History of Dress Series: Late Gothic Europe 1400-1500. London, 1980.

Tate Britain, Holbein in England. London, 2006.

Woolley, Linda, Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries. London: 2002.

French dress

Evans, Joan, Dress in Medieval France. Oxford, 1952.

Goddard, Eunice, Women's Costume in French Texts of the 11th and 12th Centuries. Baltimore, 1927.

Italian dress

Bemporad, Dora (ed), Il Costume Nell'eta del Rinascimento. Florence, 1988.

Birbari, Elizabeth, Dress in Italian Painting 1460-1500. London, 1975.

Frick, Carole Collier, Dressing Renaissance Florence: Families, Fortunes and Fine Clothing. Baltimore, 2002.

Herald, Jacqueline, The History of Dress Series: Renaissance Dress in Italy 1400-1500. London, 1981.

Newton, Stella Mary, The Dress of the Venetians 1495-1525. London, 1988.

Scandinavian dress

Glob, Peter V ,The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved. London, 1969.

Ewing, Thor, Viking Clothing. Oxford, 2006.

Rangström, Lena, Lions of Fashion: Male Fashions in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. Stockholm, 2003.

Cut & construction

Alcega, Juan de, Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 (facsimile with translation). London, 1979.

Arnold, Janet, Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women 1560-1620. London, 1985.

Malcolm-Davies, Jane and Ninya Mikhaila, The Tudor Tailor. London, 2006.

Thursfield, Sarah, The Medieval Tailor's Assistant-Making Common Garments 1200-1500. London, 2001.

Economy & trade

Harte Negley (ed), The New Draperies in the Low Countries and England, 1300-1800, Oxford, 1997

Lloyd, Terrence H, The English Wool Trade in the Middle Ages. Cambridge,1977.

Spufford, Peter, Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe. London, 2002.

Stuard, Susan Mosher,  Gilding the Market: Luxury and Fashion in Fourteenth-Century Italy. Philadelphia, 2005.

Veale, Elspeth, The English Fur Trade in the Later Middle Ages. Oxford, 1966.

Sumptuary legislation

Baldwin, Frances, Sumptuary Legislation and Personal Regulation in England. Baltimore, 1926

Hunt, Alan, Governance of the Consuming Passions: A History of Sumptuary Law. London, 1996.

Killerby, Catherine Kovesi, Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500. Oxford, 2002.


Goubitz, Olaf, Carol can Driel-Murray and Willy Groenman-van Waateringe, Stepping Through Time: Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times to 1800. Zwolle, 2001.

Grew , Francis , Margrethe de Neergard and Susan Mitford, Shoes and Pattens: Finds from medieval excavations in London. London, 2001.

Northampton Museum, A History of Shoe Fashions. Northampton, 1975.

Swann, June, History of Footwear in Norway, Sweden and Finland, Prehistory to 1950. Stockholm, 2001.

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