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  • Women's Costume of the Near and Middle Eastby Jennifer M. Scarce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from thefourteenth to the earlytwentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social... more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 51.04

    The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy; a survey of the spread of silk cultivation to Europe before 1300; and a documentation of medieval colour terminology for desirable cloth.... more...

  • Arab dressby Y.K. Stillman; N.A. Stillman

    BRILL 2003; US$ 181.00

    A scholar of history, Near Eastern languages, and women's studies (U. of Oklahoma), Yedida (1946-98) was considered an expert on the history of clothing of the Arab world, both Muslim and Jewish, from medieval to modern times. This book was over three-quarters finished when she died, and her partner and collaborator Norman (history, U. of Oklahoma) more...

  • Mourning Dress (Routledge Revivals)by Lou Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1983, Mourning Dress chronicles the development of European and American mourning dress and etiquette from the middle ages to the present day, highlighting similarities and differences in practices between the different social strata. The result is a book which is not only of major importance to students of the history of dress... more...

  • Japan from A to Zby James M. Vardaman; Michiko Sasaki Vardaman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Why do cash machines in Japan stop dispensing cash at 7 P.M.? Are geisha high-class prostitutes? Why are some Japanese gangsters missing their pinkies? What's up with those 10,000 melons for sale in supermarkets all over Japan? Authors Michiko and James Vardaman identify nearly three hundred aspects of Japanese culture, custom, and daily life... more...

  • Fashion in Medieval Franceby Sarah-Grace Heller

    Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 90.00

    Twelfth- and thirteenth-century medieval French texts reveal the presence of a developed fashion system long before the previously accepted birth of Western fashion in the mid-fourteenth century. more...

  • Wasted Livesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity. As long as large parts of the world remained wholly... more...

  • Clothing through American History: The British Colonial Eraby Kathleen Staples; Madelyn Shaw

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00

    This study of clothing during British colonial America examines items worn by the well-to-do as well as the working poor, the enslaved, and Native Americans, reconstructing their wardrobes across social, economic, racial, and geographic boundaries. more...

  • Honolulu Street Styleby Malie Moran; Attila Pohlmann; Andrew Reilly

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Hawai’i is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse places in the world due to its central location in the Pacific. more...

  • Dress Codesby Ruth Rubinstein; Ruth Rubenstein

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Rich with illustrations, this revised and updated second edition of Dress Codes systematically analyzes the meaning and relevance of clothing in American culture. Presented here is an up-to-date analysis of images of power and authority, gender, seduction (the sexy look, the alluring look, the glamorous look, the vulnerable look), wealth and beauty,... more...