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Ruane, Christine

Title The Empire's New Clothes A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700-1917
Publisher Yale University Press
Date 2009
Book ID 36914
First Edition  


As new in original unclipped dust-wrapper. Clean, bright and tight. Unused. Quarto, heavy item, may require extra payment for postage overseas. Used; Like New In 1701, Tsar Peter the Great decreed that all residents of Moscow must abandon their traditional dress and wear European fashion. Those who produced or sold Russian clothing would face 'dreadful punishment'. This engrossing book explores the impact of Westernisation on Russia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and presents a wealth of photographs of ordinary Russians in all their finery
Price: £20.00

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