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The Bayeux tapestry : collected papers

Author: Gale R Owen-Crocker
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate/Variorum, ©2012.
Series: Collected studies, CS1016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of 15 papers ranges from the author's initial interest in the tapestry as a source of information on early medieval dress, through to her startling recognition of the embroidery's sophisticated narrative structure.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gale R Owen-Crocker
ISBN: 9781409446637 1409446638
OCLC Number: 795853780
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface, Shirley Ann Brown; Introduction; Part I Textile: Behind the Bayeux Tapestry; The Bayeux 'tapestry': invisible seams and visible boundaries; Fur, feathers, skin, fibre, wood: representational techniques in the Bayeux Tapestry. Part II Sources: Reading the Bayeux Tapestry through Canterbury eyes; Stylistic variation and Roman influence in the Bayeux Tapestry. Part III Narrative Devices: The embroidered word: text in the Bayeux Tapestry. Telling a tale: narrative techniques in the Bayeux Tapestry and the Old English epic Beowulf; Brothers, rivals and the geometry of the Bayeux Tapestry. Part IV Borders: Squawk talk: commentary by birds in the Bayeux Tapestry?; The Bayeux tapestry: the voice from the border. Part V Dress: The Bayeux 'tapestry': culottes, tunics and garters and the making of the hanging; Dress and authority in the Bayeux Tapestry. Part VI Detail: Embroidered wood: animal-headed posts in the Bayeux 'Tapestry'; The interpretation of gesture in the Bayeux Tapestry; Hawks and horse-trappings: the insignia of rank; Index.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS1016.
Responsibility: Gale R. Owen-Crocker.

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