Fidélités trompeuses: la consommation des soieries à Madrid, 1759-1788

Miller, L. (2012) Fidélités trompeuses: la consommation des soieries à Madrid, 1759-1788. In: Rolland, C. (ed.) Autour des Van Loo: Peinture, Commerce des Tissus et Espionnage en Europe (1250-1830). Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre: Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, pp. 135-144. ISBN 9782877755016

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The essay examines Spanish royal wardrobe accounts and notarial records, and French commercial correspondence, to investigate what types of silks were being consumed in 18th-century Madrid, where they came from, and the extent to which the Cinco Gremios Mayores (the major Spanish mercers) were able to control Spanish production and consumption. It reveals that French silks were readily available, even though the Spanish monarchy was intent on promoting its own manufacturing centres, and that the heir to the throne often combined French and Spanish textiles in the same garment. [On the whole Spanish and French historiographies have remained separate.]

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miller, Professor Lesley
Authors: Miller, L.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Publisher:Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre

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