The Resource The silk industries of medieval Paris : artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience, Sharon Farmer

The silk industries of medieval Paris : artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience, Sharon Farmer

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The silk industries of medieval Paris : artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience
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The silk industries of medieval Paris
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artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience
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Sharon Farmer
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eng
Summary
For more than one hundred years, from the last decade of the thirteenth century to the late fourteenth, Paris was the only western European town north of the Mediterranean basin to produce luxury silk cloth. What was the nature of the Parisian silk industry? How did it get there? And what do the answers to these questions tell us? According to Sharon Farmer, the key to the manufacture of silk lies not just with the availability and importation of raw materials but with the importation of labor as well. Farmer demonstrates the essential role that skilled Mediterranean immigrants played in the formation of Paris's population and in its emergence as a major center of luxury production. She highlights the unique opportunities that silk production offered to women and the rise of women entrepreneurs in Paris to the very pinnacles of their profession. The Silk Industries of Medieval Paris illuminates aspects of intercultural and interreligious interactions that took place in silk workshops and in the homes and businesses of Jewish and Italian pawnbrokers. 0Drawing on the evidence of tax assessments, aristocratic account books, and guild statutes, Farmer explores the economic and technological contributions that Mediterranean immigrants made to Parisian society, adding new perspectives to our understanding of medieval French history, luxury trade, and gendered work
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Farmer, Sharon A
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338.4/76773909443610902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9922.8.P37
LC item number
F37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • Silk industry
  • Silk manufacturers
  • Immigrants
  • Women employees
  • Immigrants
  • Silk industry
  • Silk manufacturers
  • Women employees
  • France
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The silk industries of medieval Paris : artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience, Sharon Farmer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
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vi, 354 pages
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9780812248487
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2016026334
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)945949984
  • (OCoLC)ocn945949984
Label
The silk industries of medieval Paris : artisanal migration, technological innovation, and gendered experience, Sharon Farmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780812248487
Lccn
2016026334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945949984
  • (OCoLC)ocn945949984

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