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1. Definition

Headgear includes everything that is worn to cover the head, including garments that also cover the neck, the upper body, or the whole body, and also including the many kinds of ribbons and bands that hold the hair in place (cf. definition of Kopfdeckung in [5. 29]). Hair designs and hairstyles are not included (Hair). Its diversity of form is reflected in a wealth of terminology (not least regional). In early modern German, items of headgear went by names including Hut (…

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Mentges, Gabriele, “Headgear”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022640>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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