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This pioneering work revises our notions of the origins and early development of textiles in Europe and the Near East. Using innovative linguistic techniques, along with methods from palaeobiology and other fields, it shows that spinning and pattern weaving began far earlier than has been supposed.
Prehistoric Textiles made an unsurpassed leap in the social and cultural understanding of textiles in humankind's early history. Cloth making was an industry that consumed more time and effort, and was more culturally significant to prehistoric cultures, than anyone assumed before the book's publication. The textile industry is in fact older than pottery--and perhaps even older than agriculture and stockbreeding. It probably consumed far more hours of labor per year, in temperate climates, than did pottery and food production put together. And this work was done primarily by women. Up until the Industrial Revolution, and into this century in many peasant societies, women spent every available moment spinning, weaving, and sewing.
The author, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, demonstrates command of an almost unbelievably disparate array of disciplines--from historical linguistics to archaeology and paleobiology, from art history to the practical art of weaving. Her passionate interest in the subject matter leaps out on every page. Barber, a professor of linguistics and archaeology, developed expert sewing and weaving skills as a small girl under her mother's tutelage. One could say she had been born and raised to write this book.
Because modern textiles are almost entirely made by machines, we have difficulty appreciating how time-consuming and important the premodern textile industry was. This book opens our eyes to this crucial area of prehistoric human culture.
Winner of the 1993 James Henry Breasted Prize, American Historical Association
Winner of the 1992 Davenport Publication Award
"This monumental study embraces linguistic and archaeological investigations, practical knowledge of weaving, palaeobiology, and other arcane sciences to trace the development of cloth." --Washington Post Book World
"Packed full of useful and intriguing information . . . also remarkably well written. This conjunction of virtues advances archaeological understanding of textiles and their social and cultural implications a giant step." --Trudy S. Kawami, Science
"An exhilarating book. As the first comprehensive account of one of humanity's oldest industries, it will be a basic tool for archaeologists." --Helen Hughes Brock, Antiquity
Titre : Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of ...
Éditeur : U.S.A.: Princeton University Press
Date d'édition : 1991
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1991. État : Good. 2nd Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP92997390
Description du livre Princeton U, 1991. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. illustrated (illustrateur). A bright, tight copy. DJ is clean & colorful w/lightest of rubbing to edges. Boards are firmly bound; pages clean & sharp throughout. Book. N° de réf. du libraire WS13302
Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. État : near fine/near fine. Quarto. 471pp Illustrated. A beautiful copy in dust jacket. In a brodart protective wrapper. N° de réf. du libraire 45795
Description du livre Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Small 4to bound in green cloth. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Faint strip of discoloration to fly leaf. Otherwise excellent in mylar. xxix, 471 pp. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-15996560772
Description du livre Princeton Univ. Press, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. Using Linguistics and Paleobiology among other studies, Barber traces the origins of textiles. Hardcover; thick large octavo; slight edgewear; faint stain to green cloth top front cover, else a nice, near fine copy in like dust jacket. A scarce book. N° de réf. du libraire 000576
Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P020691035970
Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110691035970
Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Very good. N° de réf. du libraire HH-039-07-8342608
Description du livre Princeton Univ Pr, 1991. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0691035970
Description du livre Princeton Univ Pr, 1991. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0691035970