Hardback 1400pp Illustrated 252x178mm
9780521341073   Product Code: 77027
From Iron and Bronze Age spinning tools to the globalized, branded leisure wear of the late 20th century, this two-volume history brings together 32 essays by contributors ranging from archaeologists to historians of fashion to give a full account of the production and uses of textiles in the western world. The history of all the major textile industries, including wool, linen, silk, cotton and artificial fibres is explored; and the work also examines the far- reaching implications of textiles in the history of economies and societies. Slip-cased.