Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, C. 800 1200

Clothing the Clergy Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe C After initial ambivalence about distinctive garb for its ministers early Christianity developed both liturgical garments and visible markers of clerical status outside church From the ninth century

  • Title: Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, C. 800 1200
  • Author: Maureen C. Miller
  • ISBN: 9780801479434
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • After initial ambivalence about distinctive garb for its ministers, early Christianity developed both liturgical garments and visible markers of clerical status outside church From the ninth century, over, new converts to the faith beyond the Alps developed a highly ornate style of liturgical attire church vestments were made of precious silks and decorated with embrAfter initial ambivalence about distinctive garb for its ministers, early Christianity developed both liturgical garments and visible markers of clerical status outside church From the ninth century, over, new converts to the faith beyond the Alps developed a highly ornate style of liturgical attire church vestments were made of precious silks and decorated with embroidered and woven ornament, often incorporating gold and jewels Making use of surviving medieval textiles and garments mosaics, frescoes, and manuscript illuminations canon law liturgical sources literary works hagiography theological tracts chronicles, letters, inventories of ecclesiastical treasuries, and wills, Maureen C Miller in Clothing the Clergy traces the ways in which clerical garb changed over the Middle Ages.Miller s in depth study of the material culture of church vestments not only goes into detail about craft, artistry, and textiles but also contributes in groundbreaking ways to our understanding of the religious, social, and political meanings of clothing, past and present As a language of power, clerical clothing was used extensively by eleventh century reformers to mark hierarchies, to cultivate female patrons, and to make radical new claims for the status of the clergy The medieval clerical culture of clothing had enduring significance its cultivation continued within Catholicism and even some Protestant denominations and it influenced the visual communication of respectability and power in the modern Western world Clothing the Clergy features seventy nine illustrations, including forty color photographs that put the rich variety of church vestments on display.

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    1. Beautifully researched and illustrated, Maureen Miller's ambitious latest book traces the changes in clerical garb between the ninth and twelfth centuries in Latin Christendom. This might seem a rather esoteric subject matter, but through the use of art historical evidence, narrative and theological writings, conciliar legislation, and even surviving pieces of clothing, Miller makes a strong case for vestments as very visual representations of the burgeoning clerical reform movement. She really [...]

    2. Due to my interest in studying the cut and construction of medieval garments, I’ve ended up with a fascination for ecclesiastical vestments as the represent the largest catetory of deliberate survivals and present an intriguingly continuous record of styles (if one that diverged significantly from that of secular garments). This is an extensive study on the purpose and uses of clothing and clothing display in the medieval Christian church. Other topics include the production and donation of ve [...]

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