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Clothing Provision and the Great Wardrobe in the Mid-Thirteenth Century

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Textile History, 22(2) (The Pasold Research Fund, 1991), 239–52.Dress historians have, in the main, tended to eschew the Middle Ages, presumably deterred by problems inherent in the various sources of information. Yet this is now...

Early Evidence of Fashion in West Europe

Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Dating proposed in the 1950s set the “birth of Western fashion” around 1340–1350, based on a radical sartorial shift in men’s clothing from long robes to short doublets. This era coincides with more plentiful legal and financial records...

To Challenge

Benjamin Linley Wild

Benjamin Linley Wild is a cultural historian who writes and lectures about the history of dress. He is Lecturer in Contextual Studies (Fashion) at The Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published widely on the subject of fashion and material culture. He is the author of A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Carnival to Catwalk : Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Costume events that facilitate social and political cohesion may have existed in Ancient Egypt. In 1920, Maximilian Josef Rudwin suggested that European carnival traditions could be traced to the cult of Isis.Maximilian Josef Rudwin...
...A ‘Cloth’ Town In the economy of Renaissance Florence, the textile and garment industry dominated the urban marketplace for consumer goods. In addition to the 909 household heads Franceschi found who listed some aspect of the woolen cloth...

Al-Washsha, a Medieval Fashion Guru

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The early medieval period in Southwest Asia was a time of change, with an increase in wealth and trade, especially via Central Asia with China, along the so-called Silk Road. In addition there was political and social stability following...

Manchu National Minority

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Manchus are descended from the group of Arctic peoples in northeastern Asia that included the ancestors of the modern Ewenki, Oroqens, Hezhen, and closely related peoples of China and Russia. They were speakers of Tungusic languages...

Performance Dress in China and Taiwan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Over three hundred forms of indigenous theater entertainment incorporating song and music have evolved in China, with different forms of music-dramas being performed in specific regions throughout the country. Among these forms, Kunqu...