Books by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Difficult but rewarding look at a side of history with which many readers will be unfamiliar."
An exhaustive study of how a series of remnants of early religion lie at the roots of European folk dance. Read full book review >
THE MUMMIES OF öRöMCHI by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A haunting archaeological excursion. (16 pages color, 50 b&w illustrations)"
In an often fascinating glimpse of an exotic lost world, textile expert Barber (Occidental Coll.; Women's Work, The First 20,000 Years, 1994, etc.) unravels the mysteries of the beautifully preserved mummies of örÅmchi, a city in western China. Read full book review >
Released: May 2, 1994

"An important contribution, in terms of both historical material and interpretation, to the study of women's work."
Employing diverse, thorough methodologies and research sources, the author of Prehistoric Textiles (not reviewed) traces the roles of women and cloth through 20,000 years of history. Read full book review >