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Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York
Quita Mould, Ian Carlisle and Esther Cameron
388pp; 177 illustrations
ISBN: 1 902771 36 2
AY 17/16
Price: £0.00 plus p&p
Out of print but available to download under Publications Archive

Presents the surviving evidence for the manufacture and use of leather artefacts in York during the Anglo-Scandinavian and medieval periods. Over 5,000 items of leather dating from the later 9th century through to the 15th century are represented, some 550 of which are fully catalogued. Leather items described include shoes, knife sheaths, sword scabbards, straps, purses, elliptical panels, balls and an archer's wrist guard.

Researchers will be able to use the York leather assemblage presented here to re-examine current issues and develop new hypotheses, continuing to move forward the study of the leather industry and to elucidate the complexities of post-Roman economy and society.

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