In Byzantium there were two overlapping systems of dress: a semiotic one whereby dress was a code for rank and wealth, and a fashion system where dress was based on the desire to look a certain way. This book explains secular dress from the eighth to the twelfth centuries through an examination of painted representations.
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(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Palgrave USA
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Author Biography - Jennifer L. Ball
JENNIFER L. BALL is Assistant Professor of Medieval Art History at Brooklyn College, New York, USA.