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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 Philosophy
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.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhampton
dc.subjectHaberdashery
dc.subjectDress
dc.subject16th century clothing
dc.subject17th century clothing
dc.subject18th century clothing
dc.subjectButtons
dc.subjectInventories
dc.subjectTraders
dc.subjectFashion
dc.subjectRetail
dc.titleHaberdashery for use in dress 1550-1800
dc.typeThesis or dissertation
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-20T14:05:27Z
html.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.


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