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The silk industries of medieval Paris : artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience

Author: Sharon A Farmer
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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For more than one hundred years, from the last decade of the thirteenth century to the late fourteenth, Paris was the only western European town north of the Mediterranean basin to produce luxury silk cloth. What was the nature of the Parisian silk industry? How did it get there? And what do the answers to these questions tell us? According to Sharon Farmer, the key to the manufacture of silk lies not just with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon A Farmer
ISBN: 9780812248487 0812248481
OCLC Number: 945949984
Description: vi, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24
Contents: A Note on NomenclatureList of AbbreviationsIntroductionChapter 1. Paris, City of ImmigrantsChapter 2. From Persian Cocoon to Soie de Paris: Trade Networks and Silk TechniquesChapter 3. Immigrant Mercers and Silk WorkersChapter 4. Gender, Work, and the Parisian Silk IndustryChapter 5. Jews, Foreign Lombards, and Parisian Silk WomenConclusionAppendices:1. Mediterranean Immigrants Paying Taxes as "Bourgeois of Paris" or Included on Parisian Guild Lists2. Mercers in the Parisian Tax Assessments, Arranged by Neighborhood3. Silk Weavers in the Parisian Tax Assessments4. Silk Throwsters in the Parisian Tax Assessments5. Ouvriers/Ouvrieres de Soie in the Parisian Tax AssessmentsNotesBibliographyIndexAcknowledgments
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Sharon Farmer.

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Sharon Farmer analyzes the evidence concerning the medieval silk industry, adding new perspectives to our understanding of medieval French history, luxury trade, labor migration, intercultural  Read more...

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