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Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London)
by Geoff Egan, Frances Pritchard
Brooches, rings, buckles, pendants, buttons, purses and other accessories were part of everyday dress in the middle ages. Over two thousand such items dating from ...
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Every book in the London Excavations series is the unquestioned primary source for students of Medieval English culture. A must-read of anyone wanting to develop a historically accurate (or at least well-presented) medieval personae. I surely hope every burg in Europe, and Asia has scientists working with such diligence to improve and preserve our understanding of "how things were made, and how they worked." You want a perfect copy of a 14th C. pair of shoes? The pattern is right there. You want to re-create a buckle, or broach? The object, and its design illustration is right there. The only down-side? This series is bloody expensive! However, for anyone willing to shell out $20,000 for a high quality, and historically accurate suit of armor, what's a few hundred bucks to make sure you get everything else right?
Updated Aug 4, 2010 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful