By the Emperor's Hand

By the Emperor's Hand

Military Dress and Court Regalia in the Later Romano-Byzantine Empire

Hardback176pp Illustrated277x214mm

9781848325890     Product Code: 511785


Drawing parallels between the changes in Roman regalia between the mid-6th and mid-15th centuries and the fortunes of the state, this illustrated volume offers an analysis of outfits worn throughout the period by Emperors, Empresses, courtiers, soldiers and officers. Citing a variety of sources, including surviving textile fragments, primary and secondary texts and Romano-Byzantine art, the author offers a detailed analysis of the range and style of clothing and explains the terminology used.

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