Sea of Silk: A Textile Geography of Women's Work in Medieval French Literature
E. Jane Burns
256 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4154-9 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
E. Jane Burns argues that literary portraits of medieval heroines who produce and decorate silk cloth or otherwise manipulate items of silk outline a metaphorical geography that includes northern France as an important cultural player within the silk economics of the Mediterranean. Read more . . .