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Governance of tne consuming passions : a history of sumptuary law

Author: Alan Hunt
Publisher: London : Macmillan ; New York (N.Y.) : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hunt
ISBN: 0333633326 9780333633328 031212922X 9780312129224
OCLC Number: 489670371
Description: xix, 466 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Tables - Acknowledgements - Preface - Why Study Sumptuary Law? - A Short History of Sumptuary Law - Tilting Against the Windmills of Fashion? - 'As if God Did Not Make Us Fine Enough': The Discourses of Luxury - The Fundamental Contradiction of Sumptuary Regulation -Recognizability: 'The Mingle Mangle of Apparel' - Style Wars: Fashion and the Class Struggle Before Classes - Governing the City: Regulation, State Formation and the Coming of Modernity -Gender Wars: Sex, Power and Resistance - Misogyny and the Political Economy of Marriage: 'The Detestable Wickedness of Women' - Moral Regulation and Popular Culture - Mapping a Sumptuary Tradition: The English Experience - Enforcing Sumptory Law - Death or Transformation? The Fate of the Sumptuary Impulse - Sumptuary Law, Regulation and Governance - Appendix: English Sumptuary Statutes - Bibliographical References - Index
Responsibility: Alan Hunt.

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