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The Habit: A History of the Clothing of Catholic Nuns

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ISBN13: 9780385505888
ISBN10: 0385505884
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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-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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pattynonny, May 7, 2012 (view all comments by pattynonny)
I am familiar with this book, though I have not read it yet. The nuns' habits had a special meaning for me all my life. It meant spiritual devotion, education, nursing, love and caring for all they served while wearing the habit. I am anxious to read the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385505888
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Author:
Kuhns, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nuns
Subject:
Monasticism and religious orders
Subject:
Habit
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Sexuality & Gender Studies
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
GTR-134
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.57x6.35x.91 in. 1.02 lbs.

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