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Source: Century Company, The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, William Dwight Whitney, Supervisor (New York: Century Company, 1911), 4656. .

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Clothing & Sumptuary Laws

  • Donald Quataert, “Clothing Laws, State, and Society in the Ottoman Empire, 1720-1829” International Journal of Middle East Studies 29, no. 3 (1997): 403–25.
  • “A Thirteenth-Century Castilian Sumptuary Law,” Business History Review, 37, no. 1/2 (1963): 98–100,
  • Also mentioned is Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublack, The Right To Dress: Sumptuary Laws in a Global Perspective, c. 1200–1800 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Spanish Colonial Officials

  • Alejandro Cañeque, The King’s Living Image: The Culture and Politics of Viceregal Power in Colonial Mexico, eBook edition via EBSCO (New York: Routledge, 2004).
  • The main Spanish theorist of government mentioned in this section is the Franciscan friar named Juan de Santa María. His book is available via Google Books: Juan de Santa María (O.F.P.), Tratado de república y policía christiana para reyes y principes y para los que en el govierno tienen sus vezes (Barcelona: Sebastian de Cormellas, 1618). Available at

Blora region of Java, Indonesia

  • Adrian Vickers, A History of Modern Indonesia, Second Kindle Edition (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 34–40.


  • Louise Levathes, When China Ruled the Seas (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).


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