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Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-700 (CBA Research Reports) Paperback – 1 Jul 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Council for British Archaeology; First Edition edition (1 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902771540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902771540
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 18.6 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 949,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This archaeology study of Anglo-Saxon textiles and decoration is based on the first exhaustive study of dress evidence from early medieval cemeteries. The book focuses on both clothing and jewellery and seeks to establish an evidence-based re-evaluation of the wider cultural and social significance of dress in Anglo-Saxon England. The material brings together the author's own primary research and database findings, as well as broader historical and archaeological work on textiles, dress fasteners, and craft and production evidence from Britain and the Continent. The book will be fully illustrated with reconstruction drawings and detailed finds drawings.


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As an archaeologist and re-enactor, this book is inspirational. Well documented, well written and informative. Finally, we are able to access details of Anglo-Saxon textiles in a digestible and comprehensive manner. I couldn't wait for this book to be published, and it has exceeded my expectations. I prefer it in many ways to the ubiquitous "Dress in Anglo-Saxon England" by Owen-Crocker, which is also a must for both students of Anglo-Saxon textiles and re-enactors.
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If you are an archaeologist who needs good reference materials on your bookshelf for report writing, or what I call a 'serious' reenactor (someone who avoids man-made materials and ensures everything worn is documented) then this book is an excellent investment and addition to your collection.
There were a couple of down points, such as the sparse information on girdle hangers such as the 'keys' and the crystal balls which came to less than a paragraph, and children, which came to nearly a page. A lot of material was needlessly concentrating on veils, at the cost of other important points. I find this surprising due to what is commonly found in woman's graves. Even the Fylfot brooches are ignored with the exception of one poorly executed illustration even though one appears on the front cover.
However, I did find this book very useful and even with some pieces missing I still feel it has much to offer both archaeologist and the reenactor.
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A well-written, engaging and comprehensive account of textiles and mortuary ritual in Anglo-Saxon England during this period. There are lots of excellent graphics and pictures included. Recommended to any scholar studying various subjects - e.g. archaelogy, medieval studies and the history of clothing.
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By Linda on 1 Mar. 2014
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I am a re-enactor and bought this to help me with my research, a little early for the period we cover but some interesting reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent use of extensive archaological research 2 Jun. 2007
By Catherine Raymond - Published on Amazon.com
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In this book, Professor Rogers has used her substantial archaeological knowledge and experience to give the reader clothing reconstructions for the early Anglo-Saxon period that comport with the most recent evidence. Richly illustrated, the book is a prime example of how archaeology can (but seldom does) enrich the study of costume. If the book has a flaw, it lies in the fact that Professor Rogers's use of period art to support hypotheses about period costume is not quite as skilled or persuasive as her archaeological analysis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource 9 Nov. 2009
By Rowen G. - Published on Amazon.com
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Scholarly yet accessible, the book is an excellent resource on Early Medieval clothing. Textile manufacture, fiber sources, clothing construction and probable accessories are all considered and documented from archaeological finds, and with all of this, it's an entertaining read as well. A must-have reference for re-enactors, or anyone with a serious interest in Anglo Saxon and other northern European clothing of the period.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT 28 Dec. 2010
By Gus - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are trying to do research on the costumes of Anglo Saxon England this is a must have book. Members of the SCA woderful documentation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 8 Jun. 2010
By Lethrenn - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book, well written. I'm glad I bought it. It's great for the reenactor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England 20 Mar. 2010
By Kathy Uzonyi - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an absolute gem, I have spent many hours going through it.
You start looking for one thing and get distracted by another.
Absolutly wonderful!!
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