By James R. Planche

Thousands of phrases linked to clothing worn within the relevant nations of Europe seem during this vast and handy reference. The alphabetically prepared goods of garments span approximately 2,000 years of favor heritage — from the onset of the Christian period within the first century to the start of the reign of George III, c. 1760.
From abacot, hacketon, helm, jipocoat, and leap to xainture, ysgyn, zatayn, and zibelline, the sweeping scope of this quantity includes a striking diversity of all-but-forgotten lore. Profusely illustrated with over 1,300 designated line drawings, it deals an invaluable advisor for style and cultural historians, writers, designers, motion picture and theatrical manufacturers, and all others with an curiosity within the heritage of fashion.

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