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  • Record Number: 27564
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sayers , William
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  • Title: Flax and Linen in Walter of Bibbesworth’s Thirteenth-Century French Treatise for English Housewives [Walter of Bibbesworth wrote a handbook for English-speaking landowners giving the French terminology for estate management. The reader he addressed was the “mesuer,” or“housewif,” who oversaw many of the processes detailed in his book. Sayers analyzes the section on growing and harvesting flax, processing and spinning the thread, and weaving linen. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Medieval Clothing and Textiles 6, ( 2010): Pages 111 - 126.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anglo-Norman Literature Flax Handbooks Households Linguistics Linen Spinning Textiles- Production Translation Vocabulary Walter of Bibbesworth, Author- Tretiz Wives
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Table: One Table. Table One Sequence and vocabulary for dressing flax and spinning linen thread in Walter of Bibbesworth's Tretiz.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Cornell University
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 17445787
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