Category: 19th Century

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Fitted dress with silk pants. Regency era.

Regency costumes. Costume Parisien. Empire fashion, Restoration.

Fitted dress with silk pants. Costume parisien 1816. Habit de Drap. Culotte de Soie. Bas à Mailles coulées. Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1816. France Restoration era. England Georgian… Read More

Don Juan. Lord Byron’s Haidée. English Romanticism, the black romance.

Black romance. Lord Byron, Don Juan. Haidée. Romanticism.

“Haidée,
The greatest heiress of the Eastern isles;
So very beautiful was she,
Her dowry was as nothing to her smiles:
Still in her teens, and like a lovely tree
So grew to womanhood.
English Romanticism, the black romance.