By Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen, Marie-Louise Nosch, Maj Ringgaard, Kirsten Toftegaard, Mikkel Venborg Pederson
On the center of this anthology lies the realm of style: an idea that pervades the area of garments and get dressed; appearances and stylish manners; inside layout; rules and attitudes. the following 16 papers specialize in the Nordic global (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland) in the timeframe advert 1500-1850. This was once a interval of quick and far-reaching social, political and financial switch, from feudal Europe via political revolution, industrialisation, improvement of overseas alternate, non secular upheaval and technological innovation; adjustments impacting on each element of existence and mirrored in both speedy and frequent adjustments in type in any respect degrees of society. those papers current a huge snapshot of the subject matter of style as an idea and as an empirical manifestation within the Nordic nations in early modernity, exploring numerous ways that that international encountered trendy impressions in garments and similar features of fabric tradition from Europe, the Russian Empire, and much past. The chapters variety from object-based reviews to theory-driven research. Elite and complicated models, the importation of luxuries and model clothing, christening and bridal put on, silk knitted waistcoats, woollen sweaters and the effect of the whaling exchange on women's garments are many of the different subject matters thought of, in addition to non secular affects on perceptions of luxurious and elements of the garment alternate and service provider inventories.