The Lady and the Unicorn + Wise and Foolish Virgins Projects

This page features the bibliography for my ongoing research into the medieval world, tapestry, culture, history, couture, and more.  I will continue to add to this post as I find all my notes on resources used for the research of related projects and as I continue to discover new materials.  If any of my creations or blog posts has you yearning to dig deeper–go for it!

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Absolute Tapestry.  Norwegian Tapestry 1550-1800, “The Golden Age.”  5/19/2023.

Ackerman, Phyllis.  Tapestry:  The Mirror of Civilization.  New York, London, and Toronto:  Oxford University Press, 1933.

Amor, Shelagh.  Crewel Embroidery:  A Practical Guide.  Binda, New South Wales:  Sally Milner Publishing, 2008.

Arnold, Janet.  Patterns of Fashion 3:  The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c. 1560-1620.  London:  Macmillan, 1985.

Bagge, Sverre.  Cross and Scepter:  The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation.  Oxfordshire, England:  Princeton University Press, 2014.

Baker, Georgia O’Daniel.  A Handbook of Costume Drawing:  A Guide to Drawing the Period Figure.  Ill. Helen Redel Pullen. 2nd ed.  Boston:  Focal Press, 2000.

Barac, Kathleen.  A-Z of Goldwork and Silk Embroidery.  Turnbridge Well, Kent:  Search Press Ltd., 2015.

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland.  Women’s Work, the First 20,000 Years:  Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times.  New York:  W. W. Norton & Company, 1994.

Barnard, Malcolm.  Fashion as Communication.  2nd ed.  London and New York:  Routledge, 2002.

Barnet, Peter, and Nancy Wu.  The Cloisters:  Medieval Art and Arcitecture.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2005.

Bennett, Philip E and Richard Firth Green, eds.  The Singer and the Scribe:  European Ballad Traditions and European Ballad Cultures.  Amsterdam and New York:  Rodopi B.V., 2004.

Beutlich, Tadek.  The Technique of Woven Tapestry.  London:  B.T. Batsford, Ltd., 1967.

Bogin, Meg.  The Women Troubadours.  New York:  Paddington Press, Ltd., 1976.

Bradfield, Nancy.  Historical Costumes of England:  1066-1968.  3rd Ed.  New York:  Costume and Fashion Press, 1997.

Braun and Schnieder.  Historic Costume in Pictures.  New York:  Dover Publications, Inc., 1975.

Breward, Christopher.  The Culture of Fashion:  A New History of Fashionable Dress.  Manchester and New York:  Manchester University Press, 1995.

Brosens, Koenraad, ed.  Flemish Tapestry in European and American Collections:  Studies in Honour of Guy Delmarcel.  Turnhout, Belgium, 1995.

Brostoff, Laya.  Weaving a Tapestry.  Loveland, Colorado:  Interweave Press, 1982.

Campbell, Joseph.  The Hero with a Thousand Faces.  Bollingen Series XVII.  New York:  Princeton University Press, 1949.

Cantor, Norman F.  Inventing the Middle Ages:  The Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth Century.  New York:  William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991.

Cavallo, Adolfo Salvatore.  The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1998.

Chappell, William, F.S.A.  The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time:  A History of the Ancient Songs, Ballads, and of the Dance Tunes of England, with Numerous Anecdotes and Entire Ballads; also A Short Account of the Minstrels.  Volume 1.  New York:  Dover Publications, 1965.

Chartor, Rev. H.J.  The Troubadours.  Kennikat Press, 1970.

Childress, Diana.  Chaucer’s England.  North Haven, Connecticut:  Linnet Books, 2000.

Clouch, Arther Quiller.  Oxford Book of Ballads.  Clarendon Pub., 1969.

Collis, Louise.  Memoirs of a Medieval Woman:  The Life and Times of Margery Kempe.  New York:  Perennial Library, 1964.

A Color Treasury of Rugs and Tapestries:  From East to West.  London:  Crescent Books, 1972.

Cosman, Madeleine Pelner.  Women at Work in Medieval Europe.  New York:  Facts On File Inc., 2000.

Economous, George.  William Langland’s Piers Plowman:  The C Version.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Elkins, James.  Master Narratives and Their Discontents.  Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts.  Vol. 1.  New York and London:  Routledge, 2005.

Evans, Joan.  The Flowering of the Middle Ages.  New York:  McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966.

Feng, Zhao and Marie Louise Nosch, ed.  Textiles and Clothing Along the Silk Roads.  Paris, France and Zhejiang, China: UNESCO and China National Silk Museum, 2002.

Foley, John Miles.  The Singer of Tales in Performance.  Bloomington and Indianapolis:  Indiana University Press, 1995.

Freeman, Margaret B.  The Unicorn Tapestries.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  New York:  E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1993.

Fulford, Robert.  The Triumph of Narrative:  Storytelling in the Age of Mass Culture.  New York:  Broadway Books, 1999.

Furlong, Monica.  Visions and Longings:  Medieval Women Mystics.  Boston:  Shambhala, 1996.

Gardner, Sue.  A-Z of Crewel Embroidery:  The Ultimate Resource for Beginners and Experienced Needleworkers.  Kent, UK:  Search Press Ltd., 2015.

Gies, Joseph and Frances.  Life in a Medieval Castle.  New York:  Harper and Row Publishers, 1974.

Gies, Joseph and Frances.  Life in a Medieval City.  New York  Harper Colophon Books, 1969,

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins.  The Dress of Women:  A Critical Introduction to the Symbolism and Sociology of Clothing.  Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 2002.

Goffman, Irving.  The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.  New York:  Doubleday, 1959.

Goldberg, Natalie.  Writing Down the Bones.  Boulder, Co:  Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1986.

Goldron, Romain.  Minstrels and Masters.  Doubleday, 1968.

Gottschall, Johnathan and David Sloan Wilson, eds.  The Literary Animal:  Evolution and the Nature of Narrative.  Evanson, IL:  Corthwestern University Press, 2005.

Graves, Robert.  The White Goddess.  Amended and Enlarged Edition.  New York:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1966.

Green, Ruth M.  The Wearing of Costume:  The Changing Techniques of Wearing Clothes and How to Move in Them, From Roman Britain to the Second World War.  London:  Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 1969.

Hamilton, Claire.  Tales of the Celtic Bards:  Myth and Music.  Ropely, Hampshire, UK:  I Books, 2003.

Harvey, Nancy.  The Guide to Successful Tapestry Weaving.  Seattle:  Pacific Search Press, 1981.

Hathaway, Nancy.  The Unicorn.  Tess Press, 1980.

Holkeboer, Katherine Strand.  Patterns for Theatrical Costumes:  Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Eqypt to 1915.  New York:  Costume and Fashion Press, 1998.

Hopkins, Andrea.  Chronicles of King Arthur.  New York:  Viking Studio Books, 1993.

Houston, Mary G.  Medieval Costume in England and France:  The 13th, 14th, and 15th Centuries.  New York:  Dover Publications Inc., 1996.

Ingers, Gertrude.  Flemish Weaving:  A Guide to Tapestry Technique.  New York:  Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1967.

Jobe, Joseph.  The Art of Tapestry.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1965.

Johnson, Caroline.  The Queen’s Servants:  Gentlemomen’s Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII.  Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila, Eds.  Surrey, UK:  Fat Goose Press, 2011.

Kane, Sean.  Wisdom of the Mythtellers.  Ontario, Canada:  Broadview Press, 1998.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn.  Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages.  Writer’s Digest Books, 1995.

Kielland, Thor B.  Norsk Billedvev 1550-1800.  Oslo, Norway:  Gylendal Norsk Forlag, 1953.

Koppen, Maria Brekke.  Norwegian Tapestry Weaving.  Silver Springs, Maryland:  Eikeskog Press, 2006.

Langmuir, Erica.  Costume in Art:  National Gallery.  London:  MQ Publications Ltd., 1998.

Larson, Katherine.  The Woven Coverlets of Norway.  Seattle and London:  University of Washington Press, 2001.

Lavers, Chris.  The Natural History of Unicorns.  New York:  William Morrow, 2009.

Le Goff, Jacques.  Medieval Callings.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Leon, Vicki.  Uppity Women of Medieval Times.  Berkeley, California:  Conari Press, 1997.

Lippard, Lucy.  Overlay:  Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory.  New York:  Pantheon Books, 1983.

The Mabinogion.  Trans. Jeffrey Gantz.  New York:  Penguin Books, 1967.

MacColl, Ewan.  Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland.  New York:  Oak Publications, 1965.

Malcolm-Davies, Jane, Ninya Mikhaila.  The Typical Tudor:  Reconstructing Everyday 16th Century Dress.  Lightwater, UK:  Fat Goose Press, 2022.

Mathiassen, Nosch, Ringgaard, Toftegaard, Pedersen, ed.  Fashionable Encounters:  Perspectives and Trends in Textile and Dress in the Early Mordern Nordic World.  Osford and Philadelphia:  Osbow Books, 2014.nor

McDonald, Jacqui.  The Essential Stitch Guide: Crewelwork.  Royal School of Needlework.  Kent, UK:  Search Press Ltd., 2021.

Mikhaila, Ninya and Jane Malcolm-Davies.  The Tudor Tailor:  Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress.  London:  Costume and Fashion Press, 2006.

Morgan, Gwendolyn A.  Medieval Balladry and the Courtly Tradition:  Literature of Revolt and Assimilation.  English Language and Literature Series.  New York:  Peter Lang Pub. Inc., 1993.

Netherton, Robin and Gale Owen-Crocker, ed.  Medieval Clothing and Textiles 12.  “Dressing the Bourgeoisie:  Clothing in Probate Records of Danish Townswomen, ca. 1545-1610.”  Suffolk, England:  Boydell Press, 2016.

Norris, Herbert.  Medieval Costume and Fashion.  Mineola, New York:  Dover Publications Inc., 1999.

Norris, Herbert.  Tudor Costume and Fashion.  Mineola, New York:  Dover Publications, Inc., 1997.

Ong, Walter J.  Orality and Literacy:  The Technologizing of the Word.  London and New York:  Routledge, 1982.

Othoniel, Jean-Michel.  The Secret Language of Flowers:  Notes on the Hidden Meaning of Flowers in Art.  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  France:  Actes Sud, 2015.

Paden, William D.  The Voice of the Trobairitz:  Perspectives on the Women Troubadours.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

Perry, Ruth.  “The Finest Ballads:  Women’s Oral Tradition in Eighteenth-Century Scotland.”  Eighteenth-Century Life.  Spring 32.2 (2008):  81-97.

Pizan, Christine de.  The Medieval Woman’s Mirror of Honor:  The Treasury of the City of Ladies.  New York and New Jersey:  Bard Hall Press/Persea Books, 1990.

Potter, Frank Hunter.  Reliquary of English Song.  Volume 1.  Milwaukee, WI:  G. Schirmer Inc., 1943.

Rickert, Edith.  The Babees’ Book:  Medieval Manners for the Young:  Done into Modern English from Dr. Furnivall’s Texts by Edith Rickert.  New York:  Cooper Square Publishers Inc., 1966.

Roberts, J. M.  A History of Europe.  Allen Lane, 1997.

Russell, Carol K.  The Tapestry Handbook:  An Illustrated Manual of Traditional Technique.  Ashville, North Carolina:  Lark Books, 1990.

Schaller, Mark and Christian S. Carndall, eds.  The Psychological Foundations of Culture.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2004.

Seay, Albert.  Music in the Medieval World.  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:  Prentice Hall Inc., 1965.

Sharp, Cecil.  English Folk Songs:  Some Conclusions.  4th Ed.  Belmont, California:  Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc., 1965.

Sharp, Cecil J.  An Introduction to the English Country Dance:  Containing the Description Together with the Tunes of Twelve Dances.  London:  Novello and Company, Ltd. (no date).

Sidore, Micala.  The Art is the Cloth:  how to Look at and Understand Tapestries.  Atglen, Pennsylvania:  Schiffer Publishing, 2020.

Sjovold, Aase, Bay.  Norwegian Tapestries.  Oslo, Norway:  C. Huitfeldt Forlag, 1982.

Smith, Michele Hayeur.  The Valkyries’ Loom:  The Archaeology of Cloth Production and Female Power in the North Atlantic.  Gainsville, Florida:  University Press of Florida, 2020.

Southworth, John.  The English Medieval Minstrel.  Suffolk, England:  The Boydell Press, 1989.

Steele, Valerie.  The Corset:  A Cultural History.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2005.

Stone, Merlin.  When God Was a Woman.  New York, New York:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., 1976.

Symonds, John Addington.  Wine Women and Song:  Medieval Latin Students’ Songs.  New York:  Cooper Square Publishers Inc., 1966.

Thomas, Charles.  Celtic Britain.  London:  Thames and Hudson, 1986.

Torgenrud, Heather.  Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving.  Atglen, Pennsylvania:  Schiffer Publishing, 2014.

Uitz, Erika.  The Legend of Good Women:  Medieval Women in Towns and Cities.  Mt. Kisco, New York:  Moyer Bell Limited, 1988.

Virgoe, Roger.  Private Life in the Fifteenth Century:  Illustrated Letters of the Paston Family.  New York:  Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1989.

Wagner, Roy.  The Invention of Culture:  Revised and Expanded.  Chicago and London:  The University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Warburg, Lise.  In Knitted Silk from Top to Toe.  Poul Kristensens Forlag, Nationalmuseet, 1989.

Watson, Natalie K.  Feminist Theology.  Grand Rapids, Michigan:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003.

Weigert, Roger-Armand.  French Tapestry.  Donald and Monique King, Trans.  Newton, Massachusetts:  Charles T. Branford Co., 1962.

Williamson, John.  The Oak King, the Holly King and the Unicorn:  Myth and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries.  Harper and Row, 1986.

Woolley, Linda.  Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries.  London:  V&A Publications, 2002.

Young, Bonnie.  A Walk Through the Cloisters.  Photos:  Malcolm Varon.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  New York:  The Viking Press, 1979.

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