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.
- For definitions of sumptuary, consult the Oxford English Dictionary .
- For more about fashion, search the Credo Reference Collection .
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