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 Emperors 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, ninth to thirteenth centuries
A junior courtier
Upper class casual wear
Upper class outer wear
A typical outfit
Women in Rômania, ninth to thirteenth centuries
a Good Woman
a Dancing Girl
Outremer and the West
Timothy Dawson has undertaken a major project for a history of Near Eastern clothing from 5001500 of the common era, to be entitled Squander on your Back. Check back for updates.
Arab Mens dress
Turkish womens dress
Turkish mens dress
headwear and mantles
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.
a method for tying a turban.
a secure tie for mens hose.