Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0213. Friday, 11 March 1994.
Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 1994 17:39:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Elizabethan Acts of Apparel and cases of conduct literature
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Hi. I'm a graduate student in History writing my thesis on the Elizabethan
Acts of Apparel (sumptuary laws). One aspect of my thesis will discuss the
moral issues surrounding extravagent dress. I was wondering if anyone had
any suggestions regarding sixteenth century cases of conduct literature that
deal with abuse of apparel that I should look at. I've already read Phillip
Stubbes _Anatomie of Abuses_, something by William Averell and Charles Bansley
(the titles escape me at the moment), and William Harrison's _Description of
England_ (the section on the dress of the English).
I know people on this list are a little touchy right now about simple
requests for information, but I am one of the few people at my university
studying this time period (the department has a mostly American West emphasis)
and I have very few resources for information to turn to. Any help you could
give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Utah State University