Paternoster-Row: A history of rosaries and paternosters

Paternoster-Row is about the history of medieval rosary beads, paternosters, and prayer beads, with illustrations, replicas, and bibliography.

Abundant references to existing paintings, surviving medieval beads, and source documents help the careful researcher tell what is known and what is legendary or mythical. Discussions illuminate many of the different types of beads and rosaries popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Replicas of historical rosaries in authentic materials show what the originals may have looked like when new, and descriptions of how these were made may inspire you to make your own.

Pax et bonum!

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