From the ancient Egyptians through the French Revolution to the British royal family, fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave chronicles the evolution of women’s fashion through social, cultural, and historical perspectives. Cosgrave is a broadcaster, a curator, and author of three critically acclaimed books, includingCostume & Fashion: A Complete History and Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards.
Distinguished scholar and author Elizabeth Wayland Barber explores the Silk Road, the collection of trade routes where luxurious goods, technologies, and ideas were exchanged between East and West. For almost three thousand years, the Silk Road created important paths for traders, merchants, and pilgrims between China and India, the Persian Empire, and Mediterranean countries.
Larry Coben, Archaeologist, University of Pennsylvania, and Executive Director, Sustainable Preservation Initiative, describes the Inca use of ritualized performance, spectacles, and theatricality to create, grow, and maintain their empire.
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