Until recently, very little was known about medieval shoes Glimpses in manuscript illustrations and on funerary monuments, with the occasional reference by a contemporary writer, was all that the costume historian had as evidence, not least because leather tends to perish after prolonged contact with air, and very few actual examples survived In recent years, however, nearly 2,000 shoes, many complete and in near perfect condition, have been discovered preserved on the north bank of the Thames, and are now housed in the Museum of London This collection, all from well dated archaeological contexts, fills this vast gap in knowledge, making it possible to chart precisely the progress of shoe fashion between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries....
|Title||:||Shoes and Pattens (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London)|
|Number of Pages||:||280 Pages|
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Shoes and Pattens (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) Reviews
Great book, very informative.
This book does an EXCELLENT job of covering all the information that you'd want about shoes, there patterns, and all the data from the early 12th to 15th century. I give it four stars ONLY because I'd hoped for some 9th and 10th century information, otherwise, it's a 5-star. Find a shoe you need and enlarge it to your size, cut, and sew!!
One of the best sources for research. Put this with "Stepping Through Time" to have an excellent library. Must have.
Fantastic book! Lots of history about the London finds!
Great time lines for different types of foot wear. At least one pattern will be adjusted to use for hand made shoes
A great work. It is the best I have read so far about historic shoes. It is a great material for people who are into renacment, and medieval recreation, or even just for investigarors readers. A complet work taht takes you long way in time to understand the way things have been made, and with some logic onterpretation, the way the things are now a days thanx to this kind of research work.
This is the third book I bought from this series and it just makes me want to go on buying the other ones to learn more about the Middle Ages. This book too, is not just an inventory of what was found and what the items look like, it is much more : the art of shoemaking and cobbling is described, there are references to art and literature and - for me by far the most interesting chapter - the social inferences of wear and tear are discussed. At the back of the book there are (very) short summaries in French and German and as always there is an extensive bibliography.
Shoes and Pattens is one of THE two great books using actual finds to show footwear in the English Middle Ages. A must have for anyone who is interesed in recreating period footwear or simply knowing about leather uses.