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Milliner
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1. Manufacture and products

“Milliner” became synonymous with “hatmaker” during the early modern period, having originally had the more general meaning of a merchant importing fancy garments, mostly for women, from Milan (Middle English milener, “Milanese [merchant].” color:: Hatmaking developed from the medieval trades of wool weaving, wool beating, and felt making (London Worshipful Company of Feltmakers [i.e. felt hat makers] incorporate…

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Zare, Antje, “Milliner”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021180>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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