Church Vestments: Their Origin and Development

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Courier Corporation, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 190 pages
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This comprehensive reference by a noted costume authority traces the evolution of clerical attire through the centuries until the end of the 1400s. Vestments depicted and discussed include the simple alb, pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, mitre, and accessories such as footwear, crosses, headgear, rings, and gloves. 276 black-and-white illustrations. 8-page color insert.

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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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