Why monks had that haircut

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • There was a lot of thought behind the style — and controversy.Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-labSubscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWhat was the deal with that monk haircut? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the history and controversy behind the style.Known as "tonsure," the typical monk hairstyle has many variations throughout religions. The particular hairstyle worn by Christian monks has its own variations and controversies as well. Three different types of tonsure were popular: a coronal tonsure, a Pauline tonsure, and a third Celtic tonsure that came to represent the differences between the Roman Catholic and Celtic Catholic church.The winding path of this tonsure is a new way to look at the division within the religion and the unpredictable ways something like hair can represent faith.Support our work and get a peek behind the scenes at Vox by joining the Vox Video Lab, our members community on YouTube. Not only will you help us create bigger and better explainer videos, you’ll get a ton of cool perks and access to your favorite Vox creators too. Sign-ups start at $4.99 a month. Learn more at https://www.vox.com/join.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     5 months ago

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  • Ronin

     5 months ago

    @XxJoekerxX right? They just call anyone they don't like white supremacists or Nazis haha

  • Bimon1234567

     5 months ago

    video title: "Why monks had that haircut"video: here's some info about different tonsure styles*Ugh*

  • Petru

     11 days ago

    Wow I almost forgot about the video was totally losing track lol. I was still amazed by the effort they tried to figure out the original hairstyle of old English monks though.

  • VaipraláVaipralá!

     1 months ago

    thats what i thought.

  • Nick Eman

     5 months ago

    My heart pounded hard when that skype sound appeared.

  • Raflamar

     16 days ago

    2spooky4humanity

  • save bandit!

     5 months ago

    Only 4th century kids will remember this trend

  • Barry the Tone

     16 days ago

    @Ryan Kiesow nice.

  • Ryan Kiesow

     22 days ago

    @Daniel Leslie we may be forgotten. But you and I and other like us have made our imprint in this invisible force known as the *INTERNET* in which we can only access on the physical realm with a small flat brick made of glass plastic and metal. And our words about our thoughts have been engraved into the threads of comments on this platform. But this is not the stone tablet. This is not a tapestry. When this platform or the whole of the internet fall every person who ever lived and was able to put thei...

  • William Henderschott

     5 months ago

    If one of those monks touched someone with a bowl cut, it would be like matter and antimatter coming together. A wickedly powerful explosion.

  • Earl Spencer

     1 months ago

    Don't cross the streams!!! Or the bowl cuts!! -egon

  • Light Owl

     1 months ago

    Milan You are almost correct, that is how the Universe is STILL being created.

  • BenTheBen

     5 months ago

    And so, why did monks have that haircut?

  • James Yuen

     23 days ago

    @Blake Hunt amen

  • Blake Hunt

     26 days ago

    Because jesus

  • thomas hill

     26 days ago

    okay but like am i going crazy or was the title question was never answered

  • Helen Myers

     10 days ago

    Tbh the best thing to do is google it

  • Anne Isopod

     5 months ago

    "You cant just look at old photographs, he needed to do detective work"*looks at pictures of monks to find out what their hair looked like*

  • Ben Wangler

     5 months ago

    That's not what they said. He couldn't look at *Roman Catholic* manuscripts and art because the haircut obviously wouldn't be in there. He instead had to look at documents specifically from the region of England and sect of Catholicism that originally used it before it was pushed out of fashion by the Roman Catholic Church.

  • King Bubby

     5 months ago

    They're trying to stay pure by warding off thots

  • Helen Myers

     10 days ago

    Nah the Celtic monks often had wives early on. They also weren’t misogynistic and gave women respect...

  • Flying Boi

     5 months ago

    Yeah its called the "Thot Repellant"

  • r w

     5 months ago

    Me: I know a pretty good amount of information, I am content.Me: *sees this video*Nevermind, I definitely need to know this. I didn’t know I needed to know this until just now.

  • Zay Bo

     1 months ago

    Same! Now I’m just biding my time until someone says anything about a monk!! I’m pulling this bad boy right out