This list relates to the 2016-17 which ended on 31/07/2017
  1. Week 1: Course Introduction: The Court of Jan, duc de Berry 6 items
    Tutorial: The ‘international style’ and international trade c. 1400
    1. Images as Luxury Objects - E.H. Gombrich

      Chapter  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Reality and Literary Romance in the Park of Hesdin - Anne Hagopian Van Buren

      Chapter  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. The Limbourg brothers: Nijmegen masters at the French court, 1400-1416 - Rob Dückers, Pieter Roelofs, Boudewijn Bakker 2005

      Book 

    4. The Burgundian Netherlands - Walter Prevenier, Willem Pieter Blockmans 1986

      Book 

    5. Worldly goods - Lisa Jardine 1996

      Book  introduction.

    6. Ways of seeing - John Berger 1972

      Book 

  2. Week 2: Luxury given and received: Objects as gifts 13 items
    Tutorial: Gift-giving at court
    1. Past Presents: New Year's Gifts at the Valois Courts, ca. 1400 - Brigitte Buettner 2001

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. The Bookkeeping of Robinet d'Estampes and the Chronology of Jean de Berry's Manuscripts - Millard Meiss, Sharon Off 1971

      Article  Contains inventory of the duke’s gifts.

    3. Medieval economic thought - Diana Wood 2002

      Book  Introduction, Chapter 2, and pp. 121-122. Available in library and as an e-book.

    4. The Social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Arjun Appadurai 1986

      Book  Introduction. Available in the library and as an e-book.

    5. The Burgundian Netherlands - Walter Prevenier, Willem Pieter Blockmans 1986

      Book  [Overview of European economics and international trade, pp. 97-110]

    6. From Due East to True North: Orientalism and Orientation - Suzanne Conklin Akbari

      Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  3. Week 3: Gold and lapis: sources and connotations 9 items
    Tutorial: Jewels and Jewellery
    1. Healing through faith: the continuation of medieval attitudes to jewellery into the Renaissance - John Cherry 2001

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Middleham Jewel: Ritual, Power, and Devotion - Peter Murray Jones, Lea T. Olsan 2000

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. A Tale of Two Blues - Spike Bucklow

      Chapter 

    4. A Carving in Lapis Lazuli - Dorothy Miner and Emma J. Edelstein 1945

      Article 

  4. Week 4: Animal products at court: ivory, and other exotica 12 items
    Tutorial: Medieval pets
    1. Good Dog: Model Canines in Renaissance Manuscripts - Marina Belozerskaya

      Chapter  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Medieval pets - Kathleen Walker-Meikle 2012

      Book  Read Chapters 1 (digitised) and 2. *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. Gothic Ivories Project

      Website  Website review: the Gothic Ivories Project.

    4. Medieval ivory carvings: early Christian to Romanesque - Paul Williamson, James Stevenson 2010

      Book 

    5. Medieval Africa, 1250-1800 - Roland Oliver, Anthony Atmore 2001

      Book 

  5. Week 5: Silk and Fur 6 items
    Tutorial: Silk and trade networks
    1. Saracen Silk and the Virgin's "Chemise": Cultural Crossing in Cloth - E. Jane Burns 2006

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Silkworms, Capital and Merchant Ships: European Silk Industry in the Medieval World Economy - T. Ertl 2006

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. The English fur trade in the later Middle Ages - Elspeth M. Veale, London Record Society 2003

      Book 

  6. Week 6: Independent Learning Week 1 item
    1. Work on your bibliography

  7. Week 7: Clothing 6 items
    Representations of Fashion. No Tutorial this week; write journal as normal.
    1. A Pair of Little Gilded Shoes: Commission, Cost, and Meaning in Renaissance Footwear* - Michelle O'Malley 2010

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Gravitas and Consumption - Susan Mosher Stuard

      Chapter  (On sumptuary laws in Florence and Venice) *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

  8. Week 8: Tapestries and carpets 8 items
    Choose two of the first three articles in this section to discuss in your journal
    1. Critical mass: importing luxury industries across the Alps - Marina Belozerskaya

      Chapter  *** Can be discussed in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. The Art of Tapestry: Neither Minor nor Decorative - Laura Weigert

      Chapter  *** Can be discussed in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. Lotto's Carpets: Materiality, Textiles, and Composition in Renaissance Painting - David Young Kim 2016

      Article  *** Can be discussed in your weekly reading journal ***

    4. Tapestry in the Renaissance: art and magnificence - Thomas P. Campbell, Maryan Wynn Ainsworth, Bruce White 2002

      Book 

  9. Week 9: Manuscripts as luxury objects 7 items
    Tutorial: Parchment at court
    1. Magnificence in miniature : the case of early medieval manuscripts - Adam S. Cohen

      Chapter  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Profane Illuminations, Secular Illusions: Manuscripts in Late Medieval Courtly Society - Brigitte Buettner 1992

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. Flemish apocalypse - P. H. J. de Hommel-Steenbakkers, A. M. Koldeweij 2005

      Book 

    4. Manuscript painting at the court of France, the fourteenth century (1310-1380) - François Avril, Ursule Molinaro, Bruce Benderson 1978

      Book 

  10. Week 10: Documentary sources 4 items
    1. Most beautiful and next best: value in the collection of a medieval queen - Marguerite Keane 2008

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Expertise, Artifacts, and Time in the 1534 Inventory of the St-Denis Treasury - Erik Inglis 2016

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    3. Richard II's treasure: the riches of a medieval king

      Webpage  Please also study this website - Richard II’s inventory.

  11. Week 11: Food and Drink at Court 3 items
    Tutorial: Medieval Feast. This tutorial may involve cooking and serving a medieval feast. Present a dish and discuss it, in addition to completing these readings:
    1. Demystifying a Change in Taste: Spices, Space, and Social Hierarchy in Europe, 1380-1750 - Stefan Halikowski Smith 2007

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

    2. Spices and Late-Medieval European Ideas of Scarcity and Value - Paul Freedman 2005

      Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

  12. Additional Bibliography 21 items
    1. Cabinets of curiosities - Patrick Mauriès 2002

      Book 

    2. The waning of the Middle Ages - Johan Huizinga 1999

      Book 

    3. The medieval imagination - Jacques Le Goff 1988

      Book 

    4. Curiosity: The European encounter with the East in the Middle Ages 8 items
      1. Marvels of the East. A Study in the History of Monsters - Rudolf Wittkower 1942

        Article  *** Please discuss this item in your weekly reading journal ***

      2. Sugar and Spice - Evelyn Welch, James Shaw

        Chapter 

      3. Trade and markets in Byzantium - Cécile Morrisson 2012

        Book 

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