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As a standard reference work, the Chronological Lexicon of European Textile History offers for the first time a comprehensive overview on more than 350 pages.

  • The time register contains all events in chronological order from the beginning of textiles to the present.
  • The index contains the most important terms in alphabetical order and the relevant dates.
  • The register of names lists the outstanding personalities of textile history, while the register of places includes places of particular importance for European textile history.

The e-book "Chronological Lexicon of European Textile History" is available free of charge in german under this link after registration with Hohenstein.] Als Standardwerk bietet das Chronologische Lexikon der europäischen Textilgeschichte auf über 350 Seiten erstmals einen umfassenden Überblick.


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