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Title:
Ancient European costume and fashion
Author:
Norris, Herbert.
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Uniform Title:
Costume & fashion. 1, Evolution of European dress through the earlier ages
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Costume & fashion. Vol. 1, The evolution of European dress through the earlier ages. London : J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1924.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780486407234
Format :
Book

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Scrupulously researched book by noted authority traces the development of European clothing styles from prehistory to the Norman Conquest in A.D. 1066. Over 160 illustrations, including 17 full-color plates, display draped robes of classical Greece, the jewel-encrusted apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear, hairstyles, headdresses, and jewelry.


Table of Contents

Chapter I. From the Earliest Times to 78 A.D.p. 1
The Palaeolithic Age
The Neolithic Age
The Bronze Age
The Celtic or Iron Age
The Roman Conquest
The Celts of Ireland
Historical Data
Carving
Decorations
Arms and Weapons
Skin Garments
Dwellings
Ornaments
Hair
The Gauls
The Phoenicians
Weaving
Pottery
The Celts
Tattooing
Canoes
Chariots
Coinage
Colours
Enamels
The Belgae
Costume
Armour
Chapter II. Classic Greece, 600-146 B.C.p. 26
The Archaic Age
The Age of Pericles
The Alexandrian Age
Historical Introduction
Names of Eminent Men
Costume of the Women
The Ionic Chiton
The Crinkled Ionic Chiton
The Doric Chiton
The Himation
The Narrow Himation
The Amalgamation
Hairdressing and Headdresses
Fans and Sunshades
Costume of the Men
The Chiton
The Kolobus
The Himation
The Chlamys
Peasants
Hairdressing and Headgear
Footgear
Painting
Weaving and Textiles
Colours and Decoration
Jewellery
Chapter III. Romep. 65
Section i. Monarchic and Republican Rome (753-29 B.C.)p. 65
Historical Data
Introduction
Names of Eminent Men
Costume of the Men
The Toga
Various Cloaks
Paenula
The Subligaculum
The Tunica and Colobium
Men's Hair and Headgear
Footgear, Men and Women
Consuls
Peasants, Labourers and Slaves
The Roman Army
Costume of the Women
Hairdressing
Materials
Jewellery
Section ii. Roman Britain (A.D. 78-428)p. 85
Introduction
Costume of the Romanised Britons
Armour
Peasants
Costume of the Women
Section iii. Imperial Rome (29 B.C.-A.D. 400); The Gothsp. 90
Historical Data and Names of Prominent Men
Costume of the Men
The Toga and its Variations
The Tunica, Colobium, Subucula, Dalmatica and Albe
The Clavus
The Pallium
Various Cloaks: Paludamentum, Chasuble, Cuculla etc.
The Subligaculum
Hairdressing, Men
Footgear
Peasants
Costume of the Women: The Stola, Palla, Dalmatica, Veil
Hairdressing, Women
The Toilet and its Accessories
Painting
Textiles
Jewellery
Furs
Historical Data of the Goths
Chapter IV. The Byzantine Empire (A.D. 400-1200)p. 136
The Byzantine or Greek Empire
Historical Data
The Rise of the Byzantine Empire
Constantinople
Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Sancta Sophia
Painting
Mosaics
Illuminated Manuscripts
Section I. Costume of the Fifth Century
Nobility
Middle Classes
Theodoric the Great and the Goths
Section II. Costume of the Sixth Century
Trousers
Nobility, Men
Consuls
The Lorum
Middle Classes
Men's Hairdressing for whole Period
Nobility, Women
Middle Classes
Women's Headdresses
The Rise of Monachism
Historical Sketch of the Huns
Costume of the Huns
Section III. Costume of the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Centuries
The Buffoon
Nobility
The Pious Irene
Middle Classes
Section IV. Costume of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Nobility
The Holy Lance
The Varangian Guard
Some Empresses
Middle Classes
Women's Hairdressing
Footgear, 400-1200
Jewellery
Enamelling
Byzantine Influence on Russia
Chapter V. History of Silk From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1600p. 210
Chinese Silk
Japanese Silk
Indian Silk
Byzantine Silk
Sicilian Silk
Italian Silk
English Silk
Spanish Silk
French Silk
Materials
Satin
Sericum
Sub-Sericum
Patterned Silks
Brocade
Damask
Baudekyn
Cendal
Gauze
Camocas
Pailes
Pailes of Damascus
Shot Silk
Frise
Creped Silk
Sarsnet
Pourpre
L'Ecarlate
Siglaton
Velvet
Velvet upon Velvet
Pell
Velvets, brocaded
Shot Velvets
Samit en Graine
Zatoni
Tiercelin
Tabby or Taffeta
Cafoy
Tinsen
Tiffany
Materials, modern substitutes
Chapter VI. The Britons of the Dark Ages (A.D. 428-700), the Franks of the Merovingian Epoch (A.D. 240-752), and the Teutonic Tribes of Germania (200 B.C. to A.D. 768)p. 220
The Britons
The Franks
The Teutons
The Britons: Historical Data
Benedict Biscop and some Arts and Crafts
Costume in General. The Franks: Historical Data
Costume of the Early Franks, Men and Women
State Costume of the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Centuries, Men
Saint Eloi
Costume of Middle Classes
Costume of Lower Classes
The Glove
Costume of the Nobility, Women
Costume of the Middle Classes
Frankish Jewellery. The Teutons: Historical Introduction
Costume of the Early Period, Men and Women
Costume of the Fifth Century, Men and Women
Costume of the Goths
Teutonic Metalwork
Chapter VII. The Anglo-Saxons (A.D. 700-1066)p. 249
The Anglo-Saxons
The Franks of the Carlovingian Epoch and the Capetian Dynasty
The Germans of the Carlovingian and Saxon Dynasties
Contemporary Emperors and Kings
Historical Data of the Anglo-Saxons, the French and the Germans, A.D. 700-1066
Arts and Crafts
Men
Regal Costume and the Nobility
Charlemagne
Costume of the Middle Classes
Men's Hairdressing
Leg-coverings and Footgear
Women
Some Anglo-Saxon Women
Regal Costume and the Nobility
Costume of the Middle Classes
Women's Hairdressing
Anglo-Saxon Jewellery
General Indexp. 286
Index of Namesp. 295