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  • Fashion on the Rationby Julie Summers

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 20.00

    In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she continued, 'Had my wedding dress fitted. Lovely.' For Gladys Mason, and for thousands of women throughout the long years of the war, fashion was... 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...

  • Visual History of Costumeby Aileen Ribeiro; Valerie Cumming

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 21.86

    The core of the book consists of over 200 contemporary illustrations of dress, arranged in order of date for easy reference. They include paintings, drawings, photographs, advertisements, stone effigies and brass rubbings. A detailed introduction sets out the background to the evolution of clothing over the centuries, the broad changes themselves,... 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 of the... more...

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

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 29.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galván

    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...

  • Sex and Unisexby Jo B. Paoletti

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry... more...

  • Rituales de magia blancaby Lucia Pavesi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    ¿Qué son realmente la magia, los hechizos y los encantamientos? ¿Qué diferencia hay entre magia blanca, negra y roja? ¿Para qué sirven las ceremonias mágicas? ¿Cuáles son las distintas prácticas antiguas y modernas, como el vudú, el chamanismo, las ceremonias del antiguo Egipto, etc.? 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...