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Lexis bibliography

Adams, G., 'Constraints on terminal sounds in the inscriptions of early Scotland', Proceedings of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland 136 (2006), 215-226.

Bator, Magdalena , '"Parts of the Body" and "Parts of Clothing" -- A Semantic Analysis' in Ed. Amano, Masachiyo, Michiko Ogura and Masayuki Ohkado, Historical Englishes in Varieties of Texts and Contexts, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, pp. 259-267, 2008.

Bridbury, A.R., Medieval English Clothmaking. London: Heinemann, 1982.

Bulotta, Donata, 'Anglo-Saxon female clothing:Old English cyrtel and tuneca', Rivista di cultura classica e medievale 49.2, 2007, pp. 307-25.

Chambers, M., '"Hys surcote was ouvert": the "Open Surcote" in late medieval British Texts', Medeival Clothing and Textiles 7, Woodbridge, 2011, 88-109.

-- ‘“Surcot overt” and “surcot clos”: The Specifics of Clothing in Some Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Petitions’, Medieval Clothing and Textiles 6, Woodbridge, 2010.

-- ‘“What is this, a betell, or a batowe, or a buskyn lacyd?”: Lexicological Confusion in Medieval Clothing Culture’, in Textual Healing: Studies in Medieval English Medical, Scientific and Technical Texts, ed. Javier E. Díaz Vera & Rosario Caballero Rodríguez, Linguistic Insights: Studies in Language and Communication, Vol. 101 Bern & New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

-- ‘Redressing Medieval Dress with the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing in Britain Project’, with Louise Sylvester, in Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings, ed. Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2009.

-- ‘From apareil to warderobe: some Observations on Anglo-French in the Middle English Lexis of Cloth and Clothing’, with Louise Sylvester, The Anglo-Norman Language and its Context ed. Richard Ingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: York Medieval Press, 2009.

-- ‘From Head to Hand to Arm: The Lexicological History of “Cuff”’, with Gale Owen-Crocker, Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4, Woodbridge, 2008, 55-68.

Chambers, M. and Sylvester, L., 'Lexicological confusion and medieval clothing culture: redressing medieval dress with the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing in Britain Project' in Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings, ed. Ed. T. Hamling and C. Richardson, Farnham, 2010, 71-82.

Coatsworth, Elizabeth, “Cushioning Medieval life: domestic textiles in Anglo-Saxon England”, Medieval Clothing and Textiles, 3, pp. 1-12, 2007.

Coatsworth, Elizabeth & Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Medieval Textiles of the British Isles: An annotated bibliography, British Archaeological Reports, British Series, 445, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2007

Foys, Martin K., Karen Eileen Overbey, and Dan Terkla, The Bayeux Tapestry, New Interpretations, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2009.

Grew, Francis, Margrethe de Neegaard, Susan Mitford, Shoes and Pattens, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2006.

Ewing, Thor, Viking Clothing, Stroud, Tempus, 2006.

Harrington, Sue, 'Stirring women, weapons, and weaving: aspects of gender identity and symbols of power in early Anglo-Saxon England', in Ed. S. Hamilton, R. D. Whitehouse and K. I. Wright, Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern issues, California, Walnut Creek, 2007, pp. 335-352.

Hodges, Laura F. `The Wife of Bath's Costumes: Reading the Subtexts', Chaucer Review 27.4: 1993, pp.359-376.

Houston, J. F., Featherbedds and Flock Bedds: the early History of the Worshipful Company of Upholders of the City of London, Sandy, The Three Tents Press, 2006.

Keefer, Sarah Larratt, `A matter of style: clerical vestments in the Anglo-Saxon Church', Medieval Clothing and Textiles, 3, 2007, pp. 13 - 39.

Lewis, Michael John, Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Dan Terkla, ed. New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry: the proceedings of a conference at the British Museum, Oxford, Oxbow, forthcoming.

Mumford, Louise, Heather Prosser and Julie Taylor, `The Llangorse textile: approaches to understanding an early medieval masterpiece', in Ed.Carole Gillis and Marie-Louise B. Nosche, Ancient Textiles: production, craft and society, Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2007, pp. 158-62.

Netherton, Robin and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ed. Medieval Clothing and Textiles, 6, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2010.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘...Velis vento plenis.... Sea crossings in the Bayeux Tapestry’ to The Maritime World of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. William Schipper, Stacy S. Klein, and Shannon Lewis-Simpson. Essays reflecting the theme of the 13th Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies 4. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, xxx. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Forthcoming 2013.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., The Bayeux Tapestry: Collected Papers, Variorum Collected Studies Series, Farnham, Ashgate, 2012.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Fur, feathers, skin, fibre, wood: representational techniques in the Bayeux Tapestry’, in Gale R. Owen-Crocker, The Bayeux Tapestry: Collected Papers, Ashgate, Farnham, 2012.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., with Elizabeth Coatsworth, ‘Textiles’, in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Medieval Studies, ed. Paul Szarmach, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ed. with Elizabeth Coatsworth and Maria Hayward, Encyclopedia of Dress and Textiles­ in the British Isles c. 450-1450, Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2012.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Hunger for England: ambition and appetite in the Bayeux Tapestry’, in Holy and Unholy Appetites in Anglo-Saxon England: a Collection of Studies in Honour of Hugh Magennis a special edition of English Studies 93.5, ed. Marilina Cesario and Kathrin Prietzel, 2012, pp. 540-549.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Image Making: Portraits of Anglo-Saxon Church Leaders’ in Alexander R. Rumble, ed., Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon Church, Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2012, pp. 109-127.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., 2012 ‘Anglo-Saxon woman: fame, anonymity, identity and clothing’ Dress and Identity in the Past, ed. Mary Harlow, Oxford, Archaeopress, 85-96.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2011, paperback edition.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., with Maren Clegg Hyer, The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2011.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘“Seldom … does the deadly spear rest for long”: Weapons and armour in Anglo-Saxon England’, in Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ed., The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2011, pp. 201-230.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., with Maren Clegg Hyer, ‘Woven works: making and using textiles’, in Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ed., The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2011, pp. 157-184.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ed., with Michael J. Lewis and Dan Terkla, The Bayeux Tapestry: new approaches, Oxford, Oxbow, 2011.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘The Bayeux Tapestry: faces and places’ in Michael Lewis, Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Dan Terkla, ed., The Bayeux Tapestry: new approaches, Oxford, Oxbow, 2011, pp. 96-104.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Dress and identity’ in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, ed. Helena Hamerow, Sally Crawford and David Hinton, Oxford University Press, 2011, 91-118.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., Paperback edition of Dress in Anglo-Saxon England: revised and enlarged edition, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2010, first published 2004.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘The Bayeux Tapestry’ in Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, ed. Graeme Dunphy, et al., 2 vols, Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2010, I, pp. 150-2.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘A career in medieval text and textiles’, The Medieval Herald, quarterly newsletter of Boydell and Brewer, 2010.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘L’altra Conquista Normanna e L’ Arazzo di Bayeux’ (The Other Norman Conquest and the Bayeux Tapestry’) in 1087: costumi della traslazione; ebrei, turchi ed armeni, ed. Luigi Spezzacatene, Bari, Edizione di pagina, 2010, pp. 53-5.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Les animaux décoratifs de la Tapisserie de Bayeux: sources et fonction’ in La Tapisserie de Bayeux: une chronique des temps Vikings? ed. Sylvette Lemagnen, Bonsecours, Point de Vues, 2009, pp. 129-41.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Image, fact and the critical imagination: teaching Anglo-Saxonstudies through archaeology’, SMART (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching) 16.1, 2009, pp. 107-27 .

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘British Wives and Slaves? Possible Romano-British techniques in “Women’s Work”’ in Britons in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. N. J. Higham, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2007, pp. 80-90.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Behind the Bayeux Tapestry’ in The Bayeux Tapestry: new interpretations, ed. Martin Foys, Karen Overbey, Dan Terkla, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2009, pp. 119-29.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R.,  ‘Stylistic variation in the Bayeux Tapestry: revisiting a Roman analogue’, The Bayeux Tapestry revisited ed. Micheal Crafton,. Peregrinations, 2, issue 4, summer 2009, pp. 51-96.  http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/vol2_3/current/fb4.pdf.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R. and Mark Chambers, 'From Head to Hand to Arm: The Lexicological History of "Cuff"', Medieval Clothing and Textiles, 4, 2008, pp. 55-67.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Embroidered wood: animal-headed posts in the Bayeux Tapestry’ in Aedificia nova: studies in honor of Rosemary Cramp, eds C. Karkov & H. Damico, Kalamazoo, MI, Medieval Institute Publications, 2008, pp. 106-38.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., with Elizabeth Coatsworth, Medieval Textiles of the British Isles AD 450-1100: an Annotated Bibliography, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 445, Oxford, Archaeopress, 2007.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘The Bayeux Tapestry: the voice from the border’ in Signs on the Edge. Space, Text and Margin in Medieval Manuscripts, eds R. Bremmer & S. Keefer, Medievalia Groningana, Paris, Leuven, Sterling, VA, Peeters, 2007, pp. 235-58.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Dress and Authority in the Bayeux Tapestry’ in Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages, International Medieval research Series 14, eds B. Bolton and C. Meek, Turnhout, Brepols, 2007, pp. 53-72.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘The interpretation of gesture in the Bayeux Tapestry’ Anglo-Norman Studies 29, 2007, 145-78.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘Clothwork’ for Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, ed. T. Izbicki, S. Stuard & M. Schaus, Routledge, 2006, pp. 150-2.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R., ‘The embroidered word: text in the Bayeux Tapestry’, Medieval Clothing and Textiles, 2, 2006, pp. 35-59.

Pastoreau, Michel, The Devil's Cloth: a History of Stripes and Striped Fabric, trans. Jody Gladding, New York, Columbia UP, 2001.

Rutten, Stuart Nels, "Displacement and replacement: Comrac Fir Diad within and without Táin Bó Cúailnge." In Ulidia 2, An Sagart, Maynooth, 2009.

Rutten, Stuart Nels, "On The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing Project." Proceedings of The Thirteenth Euralex Internacional Congress: 25 years studying dictionaries." Euralex: Barcelona, 2009. 

Scott, Margaret, Medieval Clothing & Fashion, London, British Museum, 2007.

Swan, June & Lisa Monnas, `The ankle boots and stockings of William of Wayneflete, Bishop of Winchester (1395-1486)'in Richard Marks, ed. Late Gothic England: Art and Display, London, Shaun Tyas in association with Victoria and Albert Museum, 2007, pp. 35-47.

Sylvester, Louise, 'Multilingualism in the Vocabulary of Dress and Textiles in Late Medieval Britain: Some Issues for Historical Lexicology’ (with Mark Chambers) in English Historical Linguistics 2010: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 16), Pécs, 22–27 August 2010 ed. Irén Hegedus and Alexandra Fodor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2012, 313-326

Sylvester, Louise, ‘Language Use in Manuscripts of the Royal Wardrobe and Petitions: Evidence for the Study of Dress and Textile Vocabulary’ (with Mark Chambers), English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700 17, 2012, 262-279

Sylvester, Louise, ‘Mining for gold: Investigating a Semantic Classification in the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing’, Medieval Clothing and Textiles 8, 2012, 62-82

Sylvester, Louise, ‘Linguistic Choices relating to Dress and Textiles across different Text Types produced in Medieval Britain’ in The Second International Conference Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies 25-26 July, 2011: The Proceedings ed. Emma Volodarskaya & Jane Roberts. University of London, 2012, 283-293

Sylvester, Louise, ‘Clothing in Romance’, ‘Clothing in Wills and Inventories post-1100’, ‘Chastity Belts’ in Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles ed. Gale Owen-Crocker with Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward & Karen Watts. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Ward, Susan Leibacher. “Saints in Split Stitch: representations of saints in Opus Anglicanum vestments”, Medieval Clothing and Textiles, 3, 2007, pp. 41-54.

We invited suggestions for additions to this page and additions will continue to be made to the list for some time to come. Please inform us, therefore, with full bibliograhpical details, of any book or article you have come across, not included above, and published after 2005, dealing with textile and/or dress in the British Isles during the period 700-1450. Send these details to: gale.owencrocker@ntlworld.com and they will be considered for inclusion.