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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: Paris, city of immigrants --
From Persian cocoon to Soie de Paris : trade networks and silk techniques --
Immigrant mercers and silk workers --
Gender, work, and the Parisian silk industry --
Jews, foreign lombards, and Parisian silk women.
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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