Haberdashery for use in dress 1550-1800

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14406
Title:
Haberdashery for use in dress 1550-1800
Authors:
Hamilton, Polly
Abstract:
This study investigates the supply, distribution and use of haberdashery wares in England in the late sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with especial reference to the paired counties of Cumbria and Lancashire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire, Hampshire and West Sussex. A brief comparison is also made with London. Through examination of documentary evidence and extant examples, it aims to set the provision and use of haberdashery for dress into the context of the Early Modern period, and challenges widely held assumptions concerning the availability of wares through the country. The purpose of the argument is firstly to demonstrate that haberdashery, being both a necessity and a luxury, was an important, and historically traceable, part of traded goods in the early modern period, and secondly, with particular reference to the response of retailers to changing needs and demands, to show that the widescale availability of haberdashery for use in dress made it significant in the expression of personal identity and appearance for individuals of all social strata, while its manufacture and distribution provided employment for considerable numbers of people.
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14406
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Appears in Collections:
E-Theses

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dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Polly-
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T14:57:55Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T14:57:55Z-
dc.date.issued2007-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/14406-
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor of Philosophyen
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the supply, distribution and use of haberdashery wares in England in the late sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with especial reference to the paired counties of Cumbria and Lancashire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire, Hampshire and West Sussex. A brief comparison is also made with London. Through examination of documentary evidence and extant examples, it aims to set the provision and use of haberdashery for dress into the context of the Early Modern period, and challenges widely held assumptions concerning the availability of wares through the country. The purpose of the argument is firstly to demonstrate that haberdashery, being both a necessity and a luxury, was an important, and historically traceable, part of traded goods in the early modern period, and secondly, with particular reference to the response of retailers to changing needs and demands, to show that the widescale availability of haberdashery for use in dress made it significant in the expression of personal identity and appearance for individuals of all social strata, while its manufacture and distribution provided employment for considerable numbers of people.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.subjectHaberdasheryen
dc.subjectDressen
dc.subject16th century clothingen
dc.subject17th century clothingen
dc.subject18th century clothingen
dc.subjectButtonsen
dc.subjectInventoriesen
dc.subjectTradersen
dc.subjectFashionen
dc.subjectRetailen
dc.titleHaberdashery for use in dress 1550-1800en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral-
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