Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It Dorothy Hartley  
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This unique reference classifies the clothes and accessories of the 12th through the 15th centuries along social lines. Garments of every type, from the wardrobes of peasants and nobility, appear in over 200 period illustrations and patterns. Helpful advice covers: choosing fabrics, placement of seams, draping and folding garments, more. 203 black-and-white illustrations.

Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries Mary G. Houston  
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Carefully researched, meticulously detailed account of the style and construction of period costumes. Includes descriptions and illustrations of royal apparel, elaborate ecclesiastical dress and vestments, academic and legal garments and civilian dress of all classes. Also discusses jewelry, armor, textiles, embroidery and hairdressing.

Clans and Families of Ireland: The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families John Grenham  
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An account of the origins of the Irish people discusses their customs, daily life, surnames, coats of arms, and clan tartans from prehistoric times to the present and includes full-color photographs.

Celtic Design: The Dragon and the Griffin Aidan Meehan  
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The designs and patterns of the Celts, expressed in their metalwork, stonework and jewelry, and continued in the manuscript illumination of Celtic Christianity, are an art form whose legacy has fascinated both Celtic and non-Celtic peoples for centuries. This book adds to the series of practical, step-by-step guides on Celtic design for designers and craftspeople. It studies the intricate dragon and griffin patterns that form the basis of the distinctive style of art that arose after the Viking's invasion of Ireland around 850 AD.

Celtic Design: A Beginner's Manual Aidan Meehan  
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A study in the CELTIC DESIGN series of all the simplest forms of Celtic design, with instructions on how to draw and decorate letters in an authentic Celtic style as well as how to create illuminated manuscript pages.

Baudolino Umberto Eco  
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Ideal for students and general readers alike. Invaluable guides for those curious to discover the variety of medieval folklore, traveler’s tales, religious customs, and bizarre goings-on of the 13th and early 14th centuries.

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Ideal for students and general readers alike. Invaluable guides for those curious to discover the variety of medieval folklore, traveler’s tales, religious customs, and bizarre goings-on of the 13th and early 14th centuries.

Mappae clavicula: A little key to the world of medieval techniques Trans. Cyril Stanley Smith and John G. Hawthorne  
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A fascinating primary source relating medieval technology. Chapter headings include recipes for pigments, glass, inks, paints, sugar candy, sapphire-colored glass, polishing glass, gilding of tin sheets, ratio of wax and metal for use in a foundry, and like topics.

An index of prohibited books Joseph Mendham  
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Revised and Published by Order of His Holiness Pope Pius XI. An embarrassment or a prized piece of intellectual history? This is the last edition of the Index. The Holy Office was disbanded following Vatican II in 1962. Not surprisingly, the authors and titles retained in this edition generally address theological issues but some authors (Jeremy Bentham and the father-son team Dumas) present an interesting and telling contrast.

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Introductory work suitable for general readers and students who wish to study the preparation, calligraphy, illumination, and final execution of the medieval manuscript. Glossary and bibliography.

The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting Daniel V. Thompson  
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Egg whites, anyone? Honey? Beeswax! An imminently readable account of the methods used by medieval artists. A few recipes are included. Addresses binding agents, grinding colors, application of color to surfaces, how to use gold leaf and other metals. No bibliography. As is customary with countless Dover publications, the work is long since out of print.

Fate of Medieval Art in the Renaissance and Reformation G.G. Coulton  
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Despite persistent rumors that as an undergraduate I never studied, I am particularly pleased to reference the Harper Torchbook series from the 1950s and 1960s. This was an especially comprehensive and delightful series of titles in ancient, medieval, renaissance, reformation, and modern history that presented the best scholarship of the time in a paperback format. The Fate of Medieval Art is no exception. Written by one of Britain’s most influential medievalists, Coulter describes and outlines the changes in society which led to the abandonment and ultimate destruction of countless items of medieval art.

The Civilization of the Middle Ages Norman F. Cantor  
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The search for the definitive textbook on medieval history ends with this selection, the revised edition of his earlier Medieval History: The Life and Death of a Civilization (2nd edition). Comprehensive, concise, and surprisingly readable. Extensive bibliography.

Inventing the Middle Ages Norman F. Cantor  
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Historiography or the study of the writing of history can be less than exciting but this book takes the reader on an adventure into the lives and works of the most influential historians of the medieval period. Late nineteenth century Anglophilia in the United States, national socialism in the Germany of the 1930s, and the struggle between Christian loyalists and rebels are among the many topics presented in a controversial book that is detailed in its findings and surprising in its conclusions. Excellent annotated bibliography.