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The Portrayal of Balkan Dress in Western Travel Books

Antonia Young

Antonia Young is at University College London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...Only a few Western travelers have focused specifically on the dress they encountered, and travel books generally devote a very small proportion of their texts and illustrations to clothes or national dress, often observing simply...

Serbia: Ethnic Dress

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

Berg, 2010

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...In its rich creative textiles, its role in everyday life and in providing ethnic identity, as well as its visual and aesthetic values, ethnic dress is one of the most valuable and beautiful creations of the cultural heritage of the Serbs...

Geography and Climate: Southeast Europe

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

Berg, 2010

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...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...

Aleksandar Joksimović, An Ideal Socialist Fashion Designer

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

Berg, 2010

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...The rise of a middle class during the 1960s and consumer rejection of unfashionable clothes contributed to a revival of Yugoslav fashion design. The first recognized designer of official fashion production was Aleksandar Joksimovic. Born...

Official Dress, Military Uniforms, and Europeanizing Fashion Influences in Serbia

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

Berg, 2010

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...The history of the Serbian people and the Serbian state in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, following centuries of foreign (Turkish) domination, was marked by efforts to establish national institutions of the European type in order...

Fashion in Belgrade, 1918 to 1941

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

Berg, 2010

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...In the wake of World War I, Serbia became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (from 1929, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia), and its capital city, Belgrade, was proclaimed the capital of this new state, which was ruled...

Serbia: Urban Dress, 1945 to Twenty-First Century

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

Berg, 2010

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...After the end of World War II in 1945, Serbia joined five other republics to form the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia, which received its last official name, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in 1963. The Communist takeover...

Serbia: Urban Dress, 1830 to 1941

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

Berg, 2010

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...At the beginning of the nineteenth century, many Serbs, especially in the towns, adopted Oriental, more precisely Levantine, types of dress. The Turkish authorities, in their desire to impose their culture as a universal model throughout...