Looking for an inspection copy?
This title is not currently available on inspection
Dr Wild has written an account of textile manufacture in the northern and western Roman provinces. He begins with a chapter on ancient textile fibres and their sources including an account of Roman production of wool, silk imports, flax and hemp and experimental fibres such as asbestos. Then he studies methods of fibre preparation and spinning and the tools used by the ancient craftsmen. The main body of Dr Wild's survey is a detailed account of the evidence, archaeological and literary, for Roman looms, and an examination of surviving textiles. The final section considers the problems of Roman industrial cloth-finishing and dyeing. The text is supported by tables of implements, two catalogues of textiles and over 100 illustrations. This is an important work of reference on a major, but neglected, aspect of Roman technology and economics.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: January 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521100519
- length: 232 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.38kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
Part II. Textile Fibres
Part III. Preparation of textile fibres for spinning
Part IV. Spinning
Part V. Preserved textiles
Part VI. Non-woven fabrics
Part VII. Looms
Part VIII. Dyeing and finishing
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×