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Y. Perez





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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: ILustrated books         Reply with quote

If anyone can help me, I'm looking for a good historically accurate illustrated books about armour/cloathing of all social hierarchy from early to late middle ages (basically from 5th to 1500 ct). I've read a couple with little to no illustrations. I don't mind if the artist style gets in the middle but I would prefer if history have the upper hand.
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2012 4:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I don't think there's any book that both covers such a long timespan and is historically accurate, not to mention that for the earliest part of the period (particularly AD 500-800) there's a shortage of sources that we could learn from. I can recommend a couple of sites for starters:

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/bockhome.html

http://larsdatter.com/sitemap.htm

Be sure to check the bibliographies too.
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Robert Hinds




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unfortunately I don't know of any books, but the Company of Saint George has a clothing guide that is a great resource on clothing in the late 15th century.
Very pic heavy.

http://www.companie-of-st-george.ch/cms/?q=en/Costume_Guide

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Jojo Zerach





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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not aware of any books that cover such a broad time period in depth. You might be able to find one, but it would likely be expensive.
Here is a site where you can search a selection civilian and military effigies from the 13th to 16th centuries.
http://effigiesandbrasses.com/
(Most being in the 13th -15th centuries, but it's a good start.)
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Medieval-Soldier-...3376282259
Curator of Beit Ussishkin, regional nature & history museum, Upper Galilee.
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