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By Jill Condra

The members to Encyclopedia of nationwide gown: conventional garments round the World study garments that's symbolic of the folk who reside in areas world wide, offering a ancient and geographic viewpoint that illustrates how humans costume and explains the explanations in the back of the cloth, layout, and style.
The encyclopedia encompasses a preface and advent to its contents. every one access within the encyclopedia encompasses a brief old and geographical historical past for the subject sooner than discussing the garments of individuals in that nation or area of the realm. This paintings should be of significant curiosity to highschool scholars discovering type, style background, or background in addition to to undergraduate scholars and normal readers drawn to anthropology, textiles, model, ethnology, historical past, or ethnic gown.

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The Donatist movement remained and did not die out until the Arab Islamic conquests in the seventh and eighth centuries. In the Christian era, most of the former Roman provinces were ruled by Byzantium until the arrival in the seventh century of the Arabs. The Arabs arrived in Tunisia, led by ‘Uqbah bin Nafi’, and established a base at Qayruwan in 670. Qayruwan is located on the edge of a plain and close to the desert. The Arabs were opposed by both the Berbers and the Byzantines, but by 701 both were defeated and Arab/Muslim victory was no longer challenged.

Gognots (aprons) were decorative as well as functional. They were long rectangular pieces of wool, silk, or cotton usually worn with a card-woven or metal belt. A red apron made of silk velvet or wool decorated with gold metallic embroidery around the edges was worn over a blue coatdress in Akhaltzkha, Erzeroum and Kars. Several examples of these aprons are extant in both Armenia and the diaspora. In the Van, Sassoun, and Moush regions aprons were made of wool using a flat-woven technique known as kilim.

In World War II the French colonial areas sided with the pro-German Vichy government, but the Free French forces were greatly aided by Moroccan, Senegalese, and Algerian troops. De Gaulle, commander of the Free French, promised full equality following the war if the colonies would rally to the Free French. This did not pass in Algeria because the Europeans saw it as giving Algeria | 21 away too much while the Arabs and Berbers saw it as too little and too late. In 1954 the Algerian War of Independence began.

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