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Clothing in Rômania* and its neighbours

The research that created these clothes formed part of my doctoral dissertation, which has been published as By the Emperor’s Hand: court regalia and military dress in the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, Frontline Books, Barnsley 2015, available via this website or from other retailers.

Men in Rômania

The Eparkhos
Byzantine bureaucrat
A junior courtier
Byzantine gentleman
Court undress
skaramangion
Upper class casual wear
Byzantine gentleman
Upper class outer wear
Byzantine gentleman
A typical outfit
Byzantine man
“Sunday Best”
Byzantine man
Legwear
Byzantine hose

The Eparkhos
Byzantine bureaucrat
A junior courtier
Byzantine gentleman
Court undress
skaramangion
Upper class casual wear
Byzantine gentleman
Upper class outer wear
Byzantine gentleman
A typical outfit
Byzantine man
“Sunday Best”
Byzantine man
Legwear
Byzantine hose

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Women in Rômania

An Empress
Byzantine Empress
A noblewoman
Byzantine noble woman
A “Good Woman”
Byzantine woman
Typical style
Byzantine headdress
“Ethnic” style
Byzantine woman, Armenian woman
A Dancing Girl
Wiggly chick!

An Empress
Byzantine Empress
A noblewoman
Byzantine noble woman
A “Good Woman”
Byzantine woman
Typical style
Byzantine headdress
“Ethnic” style
Byzantine woman, Armenian woman
A Dancing Girl
Wiggly chick!

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Outremer

Poulaine dress
Crusaders, Poulains

Poulaine dress
Crusaders, Poulains
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al-Islamiyya

Timothy Dawson has undertaken a major project for a history of Near Eastern clothing from 500—1500 of the common era, to be entitled Squander on your Back. Check back for updates.


Arab Men’s dress
Arab man
Turkish women’s dress
Turkish woman
Turkish men’s dress
Turkish man
Headwear and mantles
Islamic headwear
Arab Men’s dress
Arab man
Turkish women’s dress
Turkish woman
Turkish men’s dress
Turkish man
Headwear and mantles
Islamic headwear

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Articles available as PDF downloads

‘Oriental costumes in the Byzantine Court Reconsidered’, Byzantion 75 (2006)

‘Concerning an unrecognised tunic from eastern Anatolia’, Byzantion, 73/1 (2003), pp. 201-210.

‘Rome II: More than just a sequel’, Skirmish, no. 35 (February/March 2005), pp. 19-20.


Videos

A method for tying a turban.

A secure tie for men’s hose.

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