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20,000 years of fashion : the history of costume and personal adornment

Author: François Boucher
Publisher: New York : Abrams, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work sets out to define, within a limited area, the essential characteristics of the forms taken by costume in the western world, to discover the conditions in wich these forms evolved and the causes behind the changes they underwent.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Boucher
OCLC Number: 13098657
Notes: Includes 1150 illus., 346 of them in color.
Includes glossary and index.
Description: 441 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Prehistoric costume. Races and civilizations --
Trade in prehistoric times --
Prehistoric costume --
Comparative study of prehistoric costume --
Notes, chronology and bibliography --
Costume in the Ancient East. General conditions --
Costume in the valleys and plains --
Sumerian costume --
Costume in Babylon and Assyria --
Survivals of the Kaunakès --
Costume in the coastal countries (Mesopotamia, Syria, Arabia) --
Costume in the mountain countries (Cappadocia, Armenia, Caucasus, Iran, Turkestan) --
Costume in the Irano-Indian regions --
Steppe costume --
The general development of costume in the Ancient East --
Notes and bibliography --
Crete and its costume. The setting and the civilization --
Cretan trade --
Cretan costume --
Reciprocal influences --
Notes and bibliography --
The Mediterranean countries. Egypt --
Classical costume in the central Mediterranean --
General characteristics --
Foreign influences --
Greece --
Etruria --
Rome --
Sardinia --
The Iberian peninsula --
North Africa --
Notes and bibliography --
Europe from the Fifth century BC to the Twelfth century AD. The peoples of northern and central Europe --
The La Tène civilization and the first centuries of the Christian era --
The Celts and their costume --
Gaulish and Gallo-Roman costume --
Costume and the great invasions of the Third to Sixth centuries --
Costume in Eastern Europe between the fourth and tenth centuries --
Byzantine costume --
Costume in France under the Merovingians and the Carolingians --
Costume in central and Western Europe from the ninth to eleventh centuries --
Notes and bibliography --
Europe between the Twelfth and Fourteenth centuries. Costume and new conditions of life --
Costume in central and Western Europe.
Other Titles: Histoire du costume en Occident.
Responsibility: François Boucher.

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This work sets out to define, within a limited area, the essential characteristics of the forms taken by costume in the western world, to discover the conditions in wich these forms evolved and the causes behind the changes they underwent.

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