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The Greenwood encyclopedia of clothing through world history

By: Condra, Jill(Edited by)

0313336628 / 9780313336621
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391'.009
30/12/2007
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26 cm 1380 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Primary & Secondary Education (US: Elementary & High School)  Learn More Secondary General (US: Trade) Tertiary Education (US: College) Undergraduate
Contents: v.1. Prehistory to 1500CE - v.2. 1501-1800 - v.3. 1801 to the present.

How people dressed throughout history often reflects how they lived at the time, and Clothing in World History gives the reader a chance to explore clothing in a given place and time while also providing a general history to help put the costumes in context.

This set takes the reader on a journey from the beginning of time to present day to look at what people wore in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.

Men's, Women's, and Children's clothing from various social classes, as well as accessories, are be included. This set is a critical guide for secondary and undergraduate students interested in history, social history, art history, fashion, and costume.

It covers the history of clothing throughout the world from pre-historic times to 2006.

Many cultures are included in this study of clothing within the context of social, political, economic and religious history as they pertain to each time period and place.

Researchers can turn to this set first for the most essential information about a time, place, and style of dress.

The three volumes are divided into comprehensive parts with the goal of making them easy to use and accessible to readers.

There are other books and surveys of the history of costume that mainly concentrate on Western Europe, but few that cover different cultures and how they influence fashion in the western world.

This book looks at costume throughout the world and throughout history. * Includes Men's and Children's Clothing as well as Women's Clothing * Includes clothing worn in non-Western countries * Includes clothing worn by lower and servant classes as well as wealthy classes * Includes accessories

BIC:

GB Encyclopaedias & reference works, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFCK Fashion & society, JHM Anthropology

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