Category Archives: 4th Century

Gallic fabrics and embroideries. Merovingian fashion.

gaul, ancient, Gallic fabrics, merovingian,embroideries, fashion, history, Paul-Louis de Giafferri

Fabrics and embroideries. The comfortable costumes of the Gauls.

Gallic fabrics and embroideries.

Gaul Plate 8.
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Anglo-Saxon fashion history. England c. 460 to 1066.


Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, costume, history, England

The Saxon
Head-gear.— Banded Phrygian cap.
Cloak.— Of blue cloth embroidered.
Tunica.— Green cloth embroidered.
Stockings.— Red cloth cross-gartered yellow.
(Photographed direct from examples used in the Author’s lecture upon Mediaeval Costumes and Head-dresses.

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The Barbarian Invasions. The Migration Period.


Barbarian migration maps. Barbarian Migrations history. Europe Apres l'Invasion de Barbares.

The Migration Period in Europe, 395-527 A. D.

The Barbarian Invasions.

The Migration Period in Europe, 395-527 A. D.

ON the death of THEODOSIUS THE GREAT, in 395 A.D., the Empire was divided between his sons. Flavius Arcadius taking the eastern, Flavius Honorius the western, half. Four Prefectures have now become a fixed territorial division; the realm of Honorius embraces the Prefectures of Gaul and Italy, that of Arcadius the Prefectures of Illyricum (Illyria) and the East (The Diocese of Western Illyricum belongs to the Prefecture of Italy.). About the same time the invasion of Greece by the Visigoths under Alaric I (396 A. D.) began the series of movements which resulted in the breaking up of the western half of the Empire into German kingdoms-the great historical feature of the fifth century.

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Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian. Ancient Byzantin clothing

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Julian in 360 proclaims at the Palais des Thermes. Was found in 1850. Statue de l’empereur Julien, proclame en 360 au palais des Thermes. Fut trouvée en 1850.  Continue reading