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1. Record Number: 16280
Author(s): Burns, E. Jane.
Title : Saracen Silk and the Virgin's "Chemise": Cultural Crossings in Cloth [The article explores the meanings attached to a relic at Chartres, an undergartment belonging to the Virgin. Burns traces connections from the imagined Western linen "chemise" to Islamic silks and Byzantine cuts of clothing. She concludes by arguing that in this way Chartres became more "Saracen." Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Speculum , 81., 2 (April 2006):  Pages 365 - 397.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 4769
Author(s): Carr, Annemarie Weyl.
Title : Threads of Authority: The Virgin's Veil in the Middle Ages [because Mary was believed to have been assumed into Heaven, there were only secondary relics of her; mostly these were items of clothing; beginning in Constantinople, these relics were associated with the protection of cities and rulers; similar uses of Marian relics and images for the protection of rulers can be found in the West at least as early as the time of Charlemagne].
Source: Robes and Honor: The Medieval World of Investiture.   Edited by Stewart Gordon .   Palgrave, 2001. Speculum , 81., 2 (April 2006):  Pages 59 - 93.
Year of Publication: 2001.