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By Herbert Norris

ISBN-10: 0486422569

ISBN-13: 9780486422565

The Christian church's earliest vestments have been rarely distinguishable from the standard gown of standard humans in historical Rome, yet in time, ecclesiastical costume obtained its personal distinguishing features. This entire reference via famous English gown authority Herbert Norris strains the evolution of clerical dresses in the course of the centuries until eventually the top of the 1400s.
The meticulously researched textual content is more suitable through greater than 270 of the author's personal illustrations, together with eight in complete colour, tailored from originals yet specifically redrawn to intensify crucial gains of the clothes. The vestments are taken care of within the approximate order in their visual appeal in liturgical ritual, starting with the easy alb and together with the pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, mitre, and lots of different goods. shoes, crosses, headgear, earrings, gloves, and different components also are depicted and defined intimately. Replete with interesting historic proof and lore, this quantity is an necessary reference for college students, students, and somebody attracted to the background of ecclesiastical attire.

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