Sumptuary legislation and personal regulation in England
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Published by The Johns Hopkins Press in Baltimore .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Sumptuary laws -- Great Britain

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Statementby Frances Elizabeth Baldwin ...
SeriesJohns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science,, ser. XLIV, no. 1
LC ClassificationsH31 .J6 ser. XLIV, no. 1, HB845 .B3 1926
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 9-282 p.
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6687705M
LC Control Number26005817

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  Ultimately, by the time of Queen Elizabeth, sumptuary legislation began to disappear,as the middle class took over the government. But this change was more apparent than real, for the Puritans reestablished sumptuary regulation on a religious, rather than an economic or class basis.3/5(2).   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Sumptuary legislation and personal regulation in England.. Item Preview remove-circle Sumptuary legislation and personal regulation in England.. by Baldwin, Frances Elizabeth, Publication date Pages: Sumptuary legislation and personal regulation in England Kindle Edition by Frances Elizabeth Baldwin (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 3/5(2). Publisher: [Baltimore] Publication date: Subjects: Sumptuary laws -- Great Britain Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free.

Buy Sumptuary Legislation and Personal Regulation in England by Frances Elizabeth Baldwin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on 1/5(1). The reasons for this steady decline of interest in sumptuary legislation, one can, in the absence of positive evidence on this point, only surmise. It seems probable, however, that such legislation was essentially mediaeval in its spirit - a manifestation of the mediaeval fondness for regulation.   A court costume of the time of James I. Folger Shakespeare Library. In Shakespeare’s England, those wearing clothes adjudged to be above their station were subject to fines or imprisonment under sumptuary laws, but enforcement was spotty at best and generally limited to the most egregious offenses. Sumptuary Legislation. Sumptuary Legislation and the Fabric Construction of National Identity in Early Modern England RACHEL SHULMAN Introduction. As England transitioned from a medieval mode of government and society to an early modern nation, the state and its citizens confronted challenges to traditional culture.

¹ 4 On Rhode Island’s absence of sumptuary legislation, see William B. Weeden, Economic and Social History of New England, (), I, p. Weeden provides a summary of the various sumptuary statutes: pp. ff. ¹ 5 Samuel Willard, A Compleat Body of Divinity (New York: Johnson Reprints, [] ), p. This was the Author: Gary North. Sumptuary laws regulated clothing, ornamentation, food, drink, and other forms of luxury, imposing a hierarchy of consumption. These laws prohibited certain ranks of persons from wearing specified cloths, garments, or ornamentation. Typically, the rarest furs were reserved for royal families, lesser furs for nobles. There are also a number of general texts are available that provide further information on sumptuary laws that are available in the general collection of the Library of Congress: Frances Elizabeth Baldwin, Sumptuary legislation and personal regulation in England, ; and Alan Hunt, Governance of the consuming passions: a history of sumptuary. SUMPTUARY LEGISLATION AND PERSONAL REGULA-TION IN ENGLAND* This scholarly work is based upon a study of the more impor-tant printed sources available in American libraries. The title, unfortunately, is somewhat misleading, as the book deals largely with costume and fashions in dress, which came in for the lion's share of regulation, although food also .