Covers the historical background and development of costumes up to the 19th century
"An unabridged republication of the English translation first published ... in 1928."
Translation of Praktische Kostümkunde
"With over 600 illustrations and patterns."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-458) and index
Peoples of antiquity: Egyptian, Ethiopian, Syrian and Phoenician, Hebrew, Assyrian and Babylonian, Mede and Persian, Scythian, Parthian, Sarmatian, Dacian and Illyrian, Cretan, Peoples of Asia Minor, Greek, Etruscan, Roman -- The dress of the Byzantine emperors -- The Teutonic prehistoric period: Teutonic bronze age (third to first centuries B.C.) -- Early Teutonic costume (third and fourth centuries A.D.) -- The Middle Ages: Eleventh to thirteenth centuries (Germany, France, England) -- German royal costume (France) -- Men's dress in the thirteenth century -- Norse relics discovered at Herjolfsnes, Greenland -- Fourteenth and fifteenth centuries (France, England, Germany, Italy, Spain) -- Sixteenth century (Spain, France, Germany, Italy) -- Seventeenth century (Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany) -- Eighteenth century (France) -- The period 1790-1820: Men's dress ; Women's dress -- The period 1820-70: Men's dress, dress coat, trousers, waistcoat, cravat and necktie, cloak or mantle, headgear -- Women's dress: Neckwear and sleeves, cloak, hats and caps, styles of hairdressing, footwear