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By Herbert Norris

The Christian church's earliest vestments have been hardly ever distinguishable from the typical costume of standard humans in old Rome, yet in time, ecclesiastical costume got its personal distinguishing features. This accomplished reference through famous English gown authority Herbert Norris lines the evolution of clerical clothes throughout the centuries till the top of the 1400s.
The meticulously researched textual content is more desirable by way of greater than 270 of the author's personal illustrations, together with eight in complete colour, tailored from originals yet in particular redrawn to intensify crucial good points of the clothes. The vestments are handled within the approximate order in their visual appeal in liturgical ritual, starting with the straightforward alb and together with the pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, mitre, and lots of different goods. shoes, crosses, headgear, jewelry, gloves, and different components also are depicted and defined intimately. Replete with interesting old proof and lore, this quantity is an vital reference for college students, students, and a person attracted to the background of ecclesiastical attire.

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