Current purchase price:
By the sixth century of the common era the Roman Empire already had many hundreds of years of accumulated ceremonial embedded in its government, and practical science embodied in its army.
The transition from Republic to Imperium and the more hierarchical structure that entailed, and the absorption of Christianity into state processes, had pushed the development of court ceremonial apace, and particularly driven its embodiment and display in ever more opulent regalia. The regalia embraced not only garments of distinctive form and decoration, but also both dress and non-dress accessories. It was crucial in displaying rank and function on an everyday basis, yet was also varied considerably for special occasions. Military dress largely reflected forms current amongst ordinary men, but with an emphasis on functionality, eschewing the excesses of fashion.
Detailed literary and artistic sources, archaeology and insights derived from reconstruction and practical experience has gone into creating an incredibly lavish picture of the clothing of the longest-enduring political entity in history.
Battle of Britain
By: Richard Hough, Denis Richards
By: Ian Ronayne
The History of Gibbeting
By: Samantha Priestley
By: Gregory Blaxland
A French GI at Omaha Beach
By: Caroline Jolivet
The BEF in 1917: Arras, Vimy, Messines, Passchendaele and Cambrai
By: Bob Carruthers
Polish Eyewitnesses to Napoleon's 1812 Campaign
By: Jonathan North, Marek Tadeusz Łałowski
United States Army Armored Divisions of the Second World War
By: Michael Green
By: Philip Kaplan