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Governance of tne consuming passions : a history of sumptuary law

Alan Hunt (Author)
Explores the sumptuary laws that regulated conspicuous consumption in respect to dress, ornaments and food that were common in late medieval and early modern Europe. The book argues that such laws were attempts to stabilize social recognizability in the urban "world of strangers".
Print Book, English, 1996
Macmillan ; St. Martin's Press, London, New York (N.Y.), 1996