IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1006: Clothing, Law, and Art

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:DISTAFF: Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashions
Organiser:Thomas M. Izbicki, Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University
Moderator/Chair:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 1006-aDress for Festive Occasions and Mourning: Propriety and Strategies of Values in Early Medieval Frankish and Insular Law Codes
(Language: English)
Olga Magoula, Department of Medieval History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Law, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1006-bClerical Regulation of Women's Garb: The Legatine Constitution of Cardinal Latino Malabranca
(Language: English)
Thomas M. Izbicki, Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Canon Law, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1006-cSumptuous Objects in the Age of Sumptuary Laws: Fashion on Gothic Ivories
(Language: English)
Paula Carns, Modern Languages & Linguistics Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Art History - General, Law, Mentalities

Clothing, including its colour, cut and cost, was a considerable concern of medieval legislators. This session looks at both lay legislation and ecclesiastical enactments regulating dress. It will then look at how these efforts at regulation affected the depiction of clothing in art.