Conference: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages (Rome, 3-5 November 2016)

Gifts of textiles and clothing appeared in diverse contexts and fulfilled various functions in pre-modern Europe. They could be offered in the course of an initiation rite and or an act of social transition, including upon investiture, marriage, or entry into a monastery. Gifts of clothing to the poor, meanwhile, were among the works of charity thematized in theContinue reading “Conference: Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages (Rome, 3-5 November 2016)”