[Darkwood-SCA] Fwd: [eredsul] REPOST: Medieval Clothing and Textiles
cheekymonkey at monkeymanor.net
Tue Nov 30 17:54:43 PST 2004
Just spreading the news...
>>On Behalf Of Robin Netherton
>>Subject: Medieval Clothing & Textiles Journal: Ordering update
>>[Feel free to forward this to other relevant lists, as long as (1) you
>>keep this message intact, including this paragraph and my name and
>>e-dress, and (2) you copy me in so I know where the message is going.]
>>Many of you will remember me posting last year to announce a new academic
>>journal, _Medieval Clothing & Textiles_. The publisher is Boydell &
>>Brewer; the editors are Gale Owen-Crocker and myself. At that time, I
>>promised I would update you when I had solid information on publication
>>date and ways to order.
>>Boydell now has the journal up on its website, for pre-order. It's
>>scheduled for April 2005; we'll be celebrating its launch at Kalamazoo in
>>May. You'll find the page here:
>>Some of you will remember that there was a question about the format and
>>cost of the journal. We're well aware that many of our readers will be
>>serious re-enactors who want to keep up with scholarly research, but
>>whose budgets are quite different from that of an academic library or
>>professional scholar. Boydell normally publishes its journals in a
>>high-quality hardback, priced around $75 US (45 GBP). We argued
>>strenuously for Boydell to consider publishing our journal in a cheaper
>>paperback edition, to make it more accessible to purchasers outside academe.
>>It appears we ended up with the best of both worlds. The journal will be
>>published in hardback -- but at the far more reasonable price of $39.95
>>USD (25.00 GBP). This is far better than I expected, and I hope that
>>falls within the purchase threshold for at least some of you! (I
>>campaigned for a lower price largely on the promise that it would
>>increase sales among independent researchers, so I hope I won't be proven
>>As I've written earlier, it's a scholarly journal touching on a wide
>>range of fields (literature, art, economics, archaeology, etc.), so we
>>don't expect it to appeal to all medieval costumers, and not everyone
>>will find their own interest areas covered in every volume. But we're
>>aiming for a large spread in time/place representation in each one, so
>>with luck there will be something for most readers who are interested in
>>scholarly research. (We're also aiming to include at least one paper
>>based on experimental reconstruction in each volume.)
>>The first volume includes the following papers:
>>-- an overview (complete, we hope) of all known examples of European
>>embroidery before 1100 (Elizabeth Coatsworth)
>>-- a literary analysis of textile imagery in Anglo-Saxon riddles and
>>poetry (Maren Clegg-Hyer)
>>-- a study of an illumination showing royal dress in an Anglo-Saxon
>>manuscript (Gale R. Owen-Crocker)
>>-- a look at clothing color references in Icelandic sagas (Sandra Ballif
>>-- an account of a particular technological change in the construction of
>>medieval fulling mills (John Muendel)
>>-- two different papers on regulations on clerical dress, 13th-14th c.
>>(one by Susan M. Carroll-Clark and another by Thomas M. Izbicki)
>>-- a comparison of theories about tippet construction and attachment in
>>14th century Western Europe (Robin Netherton)
>>-- a summary of dress and textile references in a group of late medieval
>>English wills (Kristen M. Burkholder)
>>-- a theory and experimental reconstruction of a method of weaving 15th
>>century ruffled-edge veils (Carla Tilghman).
>>And some book reviews, too.
>>The plans right now are for a print run of 1,000. That's good for a
>>specialty journal, and is meant to cover all the libraries and individual
>>specialists who will want copies. I would guess that if there's a huge
>>demand in pre-orders, Boydell would increase the print run to cover it,
>>but I'm not planning on that. So, when it's gone, it's gone -- I wouldn't
>>plan on buying a copy of Vol. 1 a year or two down the road.
>>Feel free to direct any questions to me.
>>Co-Editor, Medieval Clothing & Textiles
>>robin at nightowl.net
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