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The Habit: A History of the Clothing of Catholic Nuns
Synopses & Reviews
Includes bibliographical references (p. -222) and index.
Book News Annotation:
A contributor to Catholic publications traces the significance and evolution of nuns' iconic garb, in the context of the sometimes pioneering gender roles of these religious sisters. Photos show the diversity of habit fashion. Includes a glossary of church terms.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Elizabeth Kuhns writes on Catholic traditions for a variety of publications. She is a regular contributor to Faith & Family: The Magazine of Catholic Living, and has previously worked for the Book-of-the-Month Club and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
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