Traditionally worn by Catholic priests as liturgical undergarment under the chasuble.
Saint Maurice was the Celtic Acauno place on the Upper Rhone Valley, which was expanded by the Romans to the garrison for its outstanding strategic location. The Roman centurion Mauritius… Read More
Henry II was married to Cunegonde of Luxembourg. They had no children, Henry II. was thus the last emperor of the dynasty of the Ottos. Pope Eugene III. spoke him in 1146 sacred
Persian tunic. 12th c.
Armenian orthodox catholic priest costume 1840. Traditional ecclesiastical clothing. “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.
Nomadic priest. Kalmyk Buddhist. The Kalmyks are a Buddhist, western Mongolian nomadic people. They live mainly in the autonomous Russian republic of Kalmykia. They belong to the Asian strain of the… Read More
Hindu priests in 1897. Traditional Hindu priest costumes. North Indian Brahmins clothing.
Knights Hospitaller or the Order of Saint John. The eleventh century — Pilgrimage to Jerusalem — Difficulties of pilgrims from Europe — The two Italian merchants — The first Hospital of St. John at Jerusalem — Jerusalem taken by the Turcmans — New miseries of pilgrims — Peter the Hermit — The First Crusade
Foundation of the Order of the Temple — St. Bernard aids the Order—Constitution of the Order — St. Bernard’s account of the Templars — The Christian power in the East weakened — The Second Crusade — The siege of Damascus — Letter of a Knight Templar — Exploits of the Templars in Palestine
Sufi Dervishes Dance. Ottoman Empire. Whirling Dervishes Dance of the Mevlevi order. Title: Danse des Derwichs Mewlewis Published: L’Univers Pittoresque, Paris 1838.