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Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture #38)

Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter Stallybrass


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In Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory Jones and Stallybrass argue that the making and transmission of fabrics and clothing were central to the making of Renaissance culture. Their examination explores the role of clothes as forms of memory transmitted from master to servant, from friend to friend, from lover to lover. This book offers a close reading of literary texts, paintings, textiles, theatrical documents, and ephemera to reveal how clothing and textiles were crucial to gender, sexuality, and religion in the Renaissance.

Cambridge University Press, 9780521786638, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2001