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Geography. A Glossary of European Noble, Princely, Royal and Imperial Titles. Outline. 1.

A Glossary of European Noble, Princely, Royal and Imperial Titles

Introduction. 2. Weapons. Clothing. Renaissance Fashion: The Birth of Power Dressing. At what point did it begin to matter what you wore?

Renaissance Fashion: The Birth of Power Dressing

Ulinka Rublack looks at why the Renaissance was a turning point in people’s attitudes to clothes and their appearance. A Lady with a Drawing of Lucretia, by Lorenzo Lotto, c. 1530-33. Copyright Bridgeman Art Library 2010 I shall never forget, while staying in Paris, the day a friend’s husband returned home from a business trip. She and I were having coffee in a huge sunny living room overlooking the Seine. We might think that these are the modern follies of fashion, which now beset men as much as women. Yet neither my friend nor her husband would be much out of place in the middle of the 15th century.

When, how and why did looks become deeply embedded in how people felt about themselves and others? Dressed to thrill These expanding consumer and visual worlds conditioned new ways of feeling. Gallery: Renaissance fashion in pictures When cultures throw up new words, historians can be fairly sure that they have struck on new developments. Renaissance Costumes, Medieval Clothing, Madrigal Costumes by The Tudor Shoppe. The clothing of the Renaissance era was often distinctive and elaborate.

Renaissance Costumes, Medieval Clothing, Madrigal Costumes by The Tudor Shoppe

The various European cultures were very fashion-conscious, so the costume and attire were appropriately stylized and remarkable. In fact, the purpose of clothing in Renaissance times was to make a statement or establish one’s social status. The standard image most people conjure when imagining Renaissance costume is clothing worn by the upper class. Style was a function of status, so both men and women chose attire that stood out, particularly for formal affairs. The purpose of Renaissance formalwear was much the same as today: to celebrate a special occasion or dress appropriately for an official function.

In the same way, Renaissance men and women wore their most visually striking outfits when the need arose. Would you wear an evening gown or tuxedo every day?

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Renaissance. Renaissance Costume History Around the 1490's is when costume historians can agree that the new dress for Renaissance began.

Renaissance

This was the period of clothing that could be said that excessiveness in all areas of costume began. Different countries took the news styles differently. For instance, the northern European countries were distorting the natural figure by padding sleeves, doublets and stockings. Italy did not go as far as the North, and England and France followed Italy's lead while they stuck to more medieval influenced styles. Permanent characteristics in all countries are summarized as thus: rich heavy materials, in voluminous amount, large sleeves, close body garments, large hip-clothing, wide-toed, heelless shoes and covered heads masculine and feminine. Most men's hair was bobbed but the length of your hair was chosen by individual taste. RMC - Collections > Rare Book & Manuscript Collections > European History & Culture > The Rhaeto-Romance Collection. The Rhaeto-Romance Collection, like the Fiske Icelandic Collection and the Dante and Petrarch collections, is a bequest of Daniel Willard Fiske, Cornell's first university librarian and a singularly energetic book collector.

RMC - Collections > Rare Book & Manuscript Collections > European History & Culture > The Rhaeto-Romance Collection

The term Rhaeto-Romance describes a group of closely related dialects rather than a coalesced, national language. Renaissance Forum: Indices. Italian Renaissance (1330-1550): The Waning of the Rennaissance (1499-1550) Summary As French forces began to prey on the Italian states in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, Rome became the focus of Italy's collective defense, and the pope the architect of that defense.

Italian Renaissance (1330-1550): The Waning of the Rennaissance (1499-1550)

Milan had fallen, and the northern states were under pressure, but they could survive as long as Rome remained strong. Pope Leo X did an admirable job in this role. A gifted administrator, he effectively maintained stability in Rome, the central Italian state. However, his successor, Pope Clement VII, while a decent and moral pope, was a failure as a politician. Spanish and French armies fought on Italian soil, debating claims to pieces of Italian territory and demanding that the Pope declare for one side or the other.

Got Medieval. Medieval Castle History, Design of Medieval Castles, Haunted Castles: www.medieval-castle.com. MerlinSite.com: Merlin News, Spoilers, Images & More. Howstuffworks "How Knights Work". When you think of knights, you might envision King Arthur, Sir Lancelot or the Black Knight.

Howstuffworks "How Knights Work"

We often think of heroic knights in shining armor fighting each other with swords or riding their horses on noble quests. Our images of knights have been influenced over centuries by romance authors (like T.H. White and Sir Walter Scott) and by movies like "Ivanhoe," "Excalibur," "A Knight's Tale," "Camelot" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail. " But what were knights really like? Did they slay dragons and rescue damsels in distress? Medieval Demographics Made Easy. Researching the Medieval. Even after writing three medieval historical romances, soon to be four, I hardly consider myself an expert on researching the medieval novel.

Researching the Medieval

But I have learned a few tricks along the way that I'd like to share with you. When I first began researching this period about fifteen years ago, there were very few resources available to the non-historian. To find authentic and detailed material, I had to go to university libraries and professional libraries that required proof that I was a writer. Considering that I was definitely an amateur researcher, it was quite intimidating. Now all you have to do to find good material is stroll down the aisle at a Barnes & Noble or comb through Edward Hamilton's newspaper type catalogue or do a search at Amazon.com on the internet.

However you begin your research, it should be an on-going process. Here are a few handy tips as you begin your novel: This sounds simplistic, but it's good advice. I do general research in various medieval history books. Medieval Civilization: Lecture Notes. Lecture Notes The Legacy of the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages in the West (ca AD 500-1450/1500)

Medieval Civilization: Lecture Notes

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‘Except Only a Cat’ – Nun’s Pets in the Middle Ages - From The Ark Number 209 - Summer 2008 - A Publication of Catholic Concern for Animals - Formerly: The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare - Providing Christian education, research, study, instruct. The Rt Rev Dom Joseph Delargy, is Abbot of the Mount St Bernard Abbey, Leicestershire, of the Cistercians of Strict Observance.

‘Except Only a Cat’ – Nun’s Pets in the Middle Ages - From The Ark Number 209 - Summer 2008 - A Publication of Catholic Concern for Animals - Formerly: The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare - Providing Christian education, research, study, instruct

Here he shares with us a lighthearted talk he gave to his community recently. In the middle ages in England there were at least 140 convents of nuns that we know of. On the whole these convents were not very large and only four of them had communities of more than 30 nuns. It has been calculated that the average size of a convent community in those days was about 14 nuns.