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The Curious Tale of the Ultra-long Sleeve (A Eurasian Epic)

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...At a critical point in the oft-told Russian fairytale of the Frog Princess, the tsar commands the beautiful Princess to dance for him. Arising from the banquet table, where she has been quietly stowing bones from the platter of swan meat...

Bulgaria: Ethnic Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Over many centuries, Bulgaria’s complicated history brought peoples of various ethnicities into the region. In the seventh century c.e., the Bulgars, originally a Turkic-Tartar tribe, united with the Slavonic tribes who had settled...

The Bulgarian Rose Oil Industry

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Bulgarian rose refers primarily to the damask rose (Rosa damascena), grown along the upper, south-facing valleys between Karlovo and Kazanlak in central Bulgaria. The oil that it produces is known as “liquid gold,” since it costs more...

Geography and Climate: Southeast Europe

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Southeast Europe is predominantly mountainous, with steep valleys and flat plains; in the early twenty-first century it is occupied by Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia...

Bulgaria: Urban Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The story of Bulgarian urban dress begins with the slow but steady process of Bulgarian urbanization in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bulgaria had been under Ottoman rule since the fourteenth century, a period during which...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction Geographically extending from Crimea to Sudan, from Bosnia to the Persian Gulf, from the Caucasus to Morocco, Ottoman society was made up of many populations.Sydney Nettleton Fisher, The Middle East: A History (London...