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Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Fashion

chapter three
FASHION

PhilipM.Soergel

IMPORTANT EVENTS … 86
OVERVIEW … 89
TOPICS

The Regulation of Clothing … 90
Fashion as an Industry … 98
Early Renaissance Styles … 103
High and Late Renaissance Fashion … 107

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Bernard of Siena … 111
Lucrezia Borgia … 112
Francesco Datini … 113
Elizabeth I … 114
Marie de' Medici … 115

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES … 116

SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
Primary sources are listed in italics
Labor Troubles (Machiavelli describes a laborer's revolt) … 91
Clothing a Bride (Boccaccio's tale of a peasant bride) … 93
Trousseaux … 94
The Evils of Apparel (Stubbes' published work warning of the sins associated with fashion) … 96
Sumptuary Law (excerpt from a law assigning fashions by social class) … 97
Wool Imports … 99
Women's Dress (excerpt from Barbaro's treatise advising women how to dress) … 101
Taming a Shrew (scene from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew) … 110

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