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There is plenty of information about military dress in Roman Britain and the rest of the Roman Empire, but the evidence for civilian dress has not been comprehensively looked at since the 1930s. In this richly illustrated survey Alexandra Croom describes the range and style of clothing worn throughout the Western Roman Empire and shows how fashions changed between the first and sixth centuries. After a short introduction to the evidence (from archaeology, art and literature), and to the manufacture of clothing and its use in status display, she systematically treats male and female dress, looking at the tunic, toga, mantle and cloaks; underwear, footwear and specialist wear; hats, hairstyles and jewellery. The book concentrates on the clothing worn in Italy and the Mediterranean region, but includes a section on provincial fashions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752425122
ISBN-10: 0752425129
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 171mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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