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dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-02T04:26:41Z
dc.date.available2022-06-02T04:26:41Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-06-01T12:29:30Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220601_9788855185653_786
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/56602
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/83241
dc.description.abstractThis chapter analyses the influence of contemporary ideals of valour, physical strength, and martial skill on male court fashions. It outlines the various channels that enabled the propagation of martial styles and begins by examining the close relationship between inner valour and outward display, highlighting the meanings ascribed to the words “bravo” and “bravura” in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Italian texts and imagery. Florentine courtiers were surrounded by idealised representations and performances of warfare, including mock battles with lavish costumes that were a key feature of Medici propaganda. Soldiers and mercenaries were themselves frequently characterised as fashion setters, associated with gaudy colours, flamboyance, and ornate decorations considered inappropriate male attire in many civic contexts. The chapter proceeds to focus on three key aspects of male dress connected with military might and physical strength: leather upper garments, frogged fastenings on cloaks and gowns, and adherent, short trunk hose. Consumer demand for these styles and their cultural meanings are traced through contemporary literature, visual sources, and archival records.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDatini Studies in Economic History
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherFlorence
dc.subject.otherfashion
dc.subject.othermasculinity
dc.subject.othermilitary
dc.subject.otherbravery
dc.titleChapter Action men: martial fashions in Florence, 1530-1630
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.36253/978-88-5518-565-3.20
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2ec4474d-93b1-4cfa-b313-9c6019b51b1a
oapen.relation.isbn9788855185653
oapen.pages21
oapen.place.publicationFlorence
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