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Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe (2010 Hardback)


£80.00

Very good condition used 2010 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by OUP Oxford.
Author: Ulinka Rublack.
ISBN: 9780199298747.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 180mm w x 30mm d.

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Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 2010 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by OUP Oxford.
Author: Ulinka Rublack.
ISBN: 9780199298747.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 180mm w x 30mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing and signs of handling. Intact slightly creased spine. DJ over very good condition light brown boards. 354 clean pages of English text with 156 colour and b&w photos and illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe:

Dressing Up shows why clothes made history and history can be about clothes. It imagines the Renaissance afresh by considering people´s appearances: what they wore, how this made them move, what images they created, and how all this made people feel about themselves.

Using an astonishing array of sources, Ulinka Rublack argues that an appreciation of people´s relationship to appearances and images is essential to an understanding of what it meant to live at this time – and ever since. We read about the head accountant of a sixteenth-century merchant firm who commissioned 136 images of himself elaborately dressed across a lifetime; students arguing with their mother about which clothes they could have; or Nuremberg women wearing false braids dyed red or green.

This brilliantly illustrated book draws on a range of insights across the disciplines and allows us to see an entire period in new ways. In integrating its findings into larger arguments about consumption, visual culture, the Reformation, German history, and the relationship of European and global history, it promises to re-shape the field.

The author Ulinka Rublack is one of the most original historians of her generation and widely known for her book Reformation Europe. She has taught at Cambridge University for over a decade.