Series: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion

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In Antiquity (A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion 1) by Mary Harlow1
In the medieval age (A cultural history of dress and fashion 2) by Sarah-Grace Heller2
In the Renaissance (A cultural history of dress and fashion 3) by Elizabeth Currie3
In the Age of Enlightenment (A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion 4) by Peter McNeil4
In the Age of Empire (A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion 5) by Denise Amy Baxter5
In the Modern Age (A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion 6) by Alexandra Palmer6

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Series description

Each volume has essays on:
1Textiles; 2 Production and Distribution; 3 The Body; 4 Belief; 5 Gender and Sexuality; 6 Status; 7 Ethnicity; 8 Visual Representations; 9 Literary Representations. There seems to have been little discussion in advance about what would be discussed in each chapter.
There are many pictures, but only black and white.


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