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    Shoes and Pattens: Finds from Medieval Excavations in London (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (Paperback) By (author) Francis Grew, By (author) Margrethe De Neergaard, Illustrated by Susan Mitford

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    DescriptionUntil 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.

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    Shoes and Pattens
    Finds from Medieval Excavations in London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Grew, By (author) Margrethe De Neergaard, Illustrated by Susan Mitford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843832386
    ISBN 10: 1843832380

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, HIS037010, DES005000
    LC classification: CC
    DC22: 391.413
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DBKESL
    DC22: 391.41309421
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 391.413094210902
    Thema V1.0: JBCC3
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-ESL
    Illustrations note
    118, 27 black & white illustrations, 91 black & white line drawings, 27 black and white, 91 line drawing
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    16 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
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    Indispensable to shoe researches for the reliability of its dating evidence. FINDS RESEARCH GROUP AD 700-1700 (Along with Dress Accessories) these two volumes brook few rivals and represent the best scholarship focused on shoes and everyday dress accessories from the Middle Ages. Indispensable....Groundbreaking. SPECULUM