Word of the Week: Sumptuary

As in:  “The passage of numerous sumptuary laws during this period testifies to the growing tendency of well-to-do burghers to imitate the nobility” (Tortora & Eubank, 2010, p. 149).

Tortora, P. G., & Eubank, K. (2010). Chapter six: The Late Middle Ages. In O.T. Kontzias et al. (Ed.), Survey of historic costume:  A history of Western dress  (5th ed.) (pp. 145-173).  New York, NY: Fairchild Books. 

Google Book Cover

  

Posted by the Reference Department

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: