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Church Vestments: Their Origin and Development
     

Church Vestments: Their Origin and Development

by Herbert Norris, Norrris
 

This comprehensive reference by a noted costume authority traces the evolution of clerical attire through the centuries until the late 1400s. More than 270 black-and-white illustrations and an 8-page color insert depict such vestments as the simple alb, pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, and mitre plus such accessories as footwear, crosses, headgear, rings, and

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This comprehensive reference by a noted costume authority traces the evolution of clerical attire through the centuries until the late 1400s. More than 270 black-and-white illustrations and an 8-page color insert depict such vestments as the simple alb, pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, and mitre plus such accessories as footwear, crosses, headgear, rings, and gloves.

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This volume grew out of the Volume I of the author's earlier . Tracing the development of Catholic Church vestments, including staffs and headgear, from their classical ancestors to approximately 1400, redrawn illustrations are accompanied by explanatory text showing how garments of the church hierarchy changed over time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486422565
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/14/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author


Fashion and costume historian Herbert Norris assembled rich, visually expressive books that skillfully depict not only the splendid attire of the grandees of church and state but also the everyday dress of common men and women. His other Dover titles include Tudor Costume and Fashion, Medieval Costume and Fashion, and Nineteenth-Century Costume and Fashion.

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