Fashion and social order: the early modern world

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Show simple item record Riello, Giorgio en_US Mcneil, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.editor Riello, G. & McNeil, P. en_US 2012-02-02T11:13:40Z 2012-02-02T11:13:40Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000292 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Riello Giorgio and Mcneil Peter 2010, 'Fashion and social order: the early modern world', The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, Routledge, London and New York en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-415-49323-4 en_US
dc.identifier.other B3 en_US
dc.description.abstract The infiuential scholar Daniel Roche wrote of seventeenth-century clothing that it 'was at the centre of debates about wealth and poverty, excess and necessity, superfluity and sufficiency, luxury and adequacy' (Roche 1994: 5). Fashion also mattered a great deal to the cultural mind-set of early modern society as its meanings contained a paradoxical ftip-side. Fashion in the early modern period might, Roche argues, be seen as a very dignified aspect of the notion of civility, restraint, manners and codes of conduct, or clothes might become \weapons' in a game of swiftly moving and seductive appearances (ibid.: 5-?6). So clothes and grooming were described in conduct books and instruction manuals as something that had to be carefully managed depending on social needs and settings. Many of these detailed directives were written for young men, the most famous of the texts being Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier, whose form came from a classical model by Cicero and which was widely copied and modified for the following three centuries, forming the basis of the 'etiquette' manual. en_US
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dc.publisher Routledge en_US
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dc.title Fashion and social order: the early modern world en_US
dc.parent The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation London and New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 85 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 92 en_US DAB.School of Design en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US Design History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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