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Fancy Dress (Shire album, No. 127 )

Anthea Jarvis

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ISBN 10: 0852636989 / ISBN 13: 9780852636985
Published by Shire Pubns, 1985
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Title: Fancy Dress (Shire album, No. 127 )

Publisher: Shire Pubns

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.

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This digital document is an article from Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, brought to you by Gale®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. The length of the article is 1279 words. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. This encyclopedia presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world.

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Celebrating festivals by wearing masks and disguises has been customary in Europe for many centuries. The eighteenth-century masquerade, forerunner of the fancy dress balls and parties of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, owes its origin to the Venetian pre-Lent Carnival, developed in the seventeenth century. This was a public, open-air event in which all classes participated in dancing, feasting, and practical jokes. The revelers wore masks and either fanciful decorative costumes or all-concealing dark cloaks called dominoes, to enjoy flirtations and intrigue incognito....

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