By Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen, Marie-Louise Nosch, Maj Ringgaard, Kirsten Toftegaard, Mikkel Venborg Pederson
On the center of this anthology lies the realm of favor: an idea that pervades the world of garments and get dressed; appearances and stylish manners; inside layout; rules and attitudes. the following 16 papers concentrate on the Nordic international (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland) in the timeframe advert 1500-1850. This used to be a interval of quick and far-reaching social, political and fiscal switch, from feudal Europe via political revolution, industrialisation, improvement of overseas alternate, non secular upheaval and technological innovation; alterations impacting on each element of lifestyles and mirrored in both speedy and frequent adjustments in model in any respect degrees of society. those papers current a large picture of the subject of style as an idea and as an empirical manifestation within the Nordic international locations in early modernity, exploring a number of ways that that international encountered stylish impressions in garments and similar features of fabric tradition from Europe, the Russian Empire, and much past. The chapters diversity from object-based experiences to theory-driven research. Elite and complicated models, the importation of luxuries and style clothing, christening and bridal put on, silk knitted waistcoats, woollen sweaters and the impression of the whaling alternate on women's garments are a few of the assorted issues thought of, in addition to non secular impacts on perceptions of luxurious and features of the garment exchange and service provider inventories.