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Religious dress

Religious dress in late Merovingian Gaul

Merovin­gian period strate­gies for cre­at­ing dis­tinc­tions between cler­ics and layper­sons through per­sonal adorn­ment pro­vided impor­tant prece­dents for later devel­op­ment of uni­form dress in reli­gious orders. (Effros, 2002). In early medieval Gaul, mod­est cloth­ing and ton­sure rep­re­sented the pri­mary means by which to dis­tin­guish cler­ics vis­i­bly from their lay con­tem­po­raries. Our most direct sources for these … Con­tinue read­ing »

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