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Doran H. Ross

Doran H. Ross is a past president of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and is the Editor of African Arts and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...As part of North Africa, Libya has shared a long dress history with its neighbors Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia. Most of what is now coastal Libya was ruled by successive foreign powers, initially the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans...

North Africa

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...North Africa consists of Egypt in the east and the lands to the west, or Maghreb (the Arabic term for “the place of sunset”). Because of a rich archaeological record, a substantial amount of information exists on ancient Egyptian textiles...