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  • Elizabethan Englandby Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...

  • The Perfectly Dressed Gentlemanby Robert O'Byrne

    Ryland Peters & Small 2014; US$ 10.19

    Brown or black shoes? Single or double-breasted jacket? Tie or no tie? In our increasingly informal world, knowing how a man should dress for each occasion has become ever more challenging. So, take the stress out of getting dressed with this invaluable little book. The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman is an indispensable guide through the modern sartorial... more...

  • Ballets Russes Styleby Mary E. Davis

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 29.00

    In the two decades between its debut performance and the death of impresario Sergei Diaghilev in 1929, the Ballets Russes was an unrivalled sensation in Paris and around the world. But while scholarly attention has often centered on the links between Diaghilev’s troupe and modernist art and music, there has been surprisingly little analysis... more...

  • Great War Fashionby Lucy Adlington

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    We often talk of 'stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris, or heavy wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards... more...

  • Der Hitler-Stalin-Pakt 1939 in den Erinnerungskulturen der Europäerby Anna Kaminsky; Dietmar Müller; Stefan Troebst

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 36.58

    Hauptbeschreibung Europäische Geschichte: Eine historische Wegmarke aus verschiedenen nationalen Blickwinkeln. Die Erinnerungen der Europäer an den Hitler-Stalin-Pakt weisen erhebliche Differenzen auf, die mit der Teilung des Kontinentes in West-, Ostmittel- und Osteuropa zusammenhängen. Der Pakt steht für den Beginn von Krieg, Besatzung, Deportation... more...

  • They Do What?by Javier Galvan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. more...

  • Gold und Herrschaftby Matthias Hardt

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 91.00

    Eine genaue Untersuchung von Gestalt und Funktion frühmittelalterlicher Königsschätze stellte bislang ein Desiderat der Mittelalterforschung dar. Auf der Basis historischer, archäologischer und literarischer Quellen untersucht M. Hardt die Kontexte, in denen königliche Schätze überliefert sind. Zunächst unternimmt er den Versuch, eine Vorstellung vom... more...

  • Berliner Chicby Susan Ingram; Katrina Sark; Leen d?Haenens

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    Since becoming the capital of reunited Germany, Berlin has had a dose of global money and international style added to its already impressive cultural veneer. Once home to emperors and dictators, peddlers and spies, it is now a fashion showplace that attracts the young and hip. This gripping history follows Berlin chic through a host of historical... more...

  • The Politics of Dress in Somali Cultureby Heather M. Akou

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... more...

  • The Way We Areby Margaret Visser

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 15.99

    This marvellous collection of over 60 pithy essays inspired by Visser?s column in Saturday Night magazine explores the cultural significance of everyday objects and phenomena such as jelly, high heels, beards, the colour red, tap-dancing and the Easter Bunny. more...