Why monks had that haircut

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    There was a lot of thought behind the style - and controversy.
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    What 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.
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Ronin
Ronin

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

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XxJoekerxX
XxJoekerxX

Vox your a bad source of any kind of information.

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Enough with the PC
Enough with the PC

OMG! This "membership" sounds so cool because you put an exclamation point at the end of the sentence announcing it! -OR- It's really vox begging for handouts like a bunch a WIMPS- like vox's audience. Loooooooooooosers.

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Roger Xavier
Roger Xavier

Who can tell me what’s this music ?

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CurtisAlfeld
CurtisAlfeld

To protect their virginities, obviously.

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Dissonance Paradiddle
Dissonance Paradiddle

Aw man the things you humans fight over. If only you lived long enough to not keep doing this

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johnny raypist
johnny raypist

I wish it was still popular haircut today it sure would of helped with my balding

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first Impression
first Impression

Wow, religion is something very serious

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Edralis
Edralis

What is the music? Anybody knows the name of the song playing in the background?

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sauved0
sauved0

everyone making fun of my haircut :(

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Ferguson 20 diesel
Ferguson 20 diesel

the haircut with the hair gone off the sides is called a fade in ireland

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Mr Oof
Mr Oof

Maybe they liked Saturn so much they had a haircut made after it.

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Heathen Heather
Heathen Heather

I've always wanted to know..... I feel like a five-year-old child asking my mother stupid questions and getting answers !!!🤭

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WuzNab
WuzNab

So is this a reverse hair line?

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Dhaawal Shivhare
Dhaawal Shivhare

First ten minutes: Illuminati confirmed. 😂😂🤣😂🤣

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Jordan Violet
Jordan Violet

Peep Ronni from Jersey Shore at 5:25 lmao

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Mucosa
Mucosa

So they could remain virgins

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Erie chiftain
Erie chiftain

They must have some serious sum burns

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Rita Samis
Rita Samis

all i can say is *boi*

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a l
a l

Or.. it's just because males in Europe tend to loose their hair in that specific pattern. And the men in power tried to use it to their advantage. Male pattern baldness isn't something new..

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King Hip-O
King Hip-O

LeBron James' tonsure changes from game to game. What does that signify? 🤷‍♂️

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Wobbles and Bean
Wobbles and Bean

Imagine being so fragile you're enraged by a haircut.

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Angela Kristin
Angela Kristin

I thought the answer to this question was maybe an obscure bit of trivia, not an unknowable mystery! The haircut is intended to humble monks. It doesn't imitate Jesus's crown of thorns so much as it brings to mind a balding man, a target of ridicule for at least as long as the catholic church has had monks. It's one of the ways the church sought to degrade their troops and bring them closer to God as they separated them from the world. When it comes to fashion, it's difficult to find anything universally considered unflattering but this haircut seems to fit that bill. Monks are the only people who ever deliberately cut their hair this way and they don't do it very willingly.

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SKT GB
SKT GB

The hair cut looks disgusting.

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Kuy 〈3
Kuy 〈3

At exactly 1:00 you can stop watching the video because the question in the title was answered during that time. The rest deviates from the title too much.

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The Parakeets
The Parakeets

Peep the fade doe

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Chase Wulff
Chase Wulff

“Damn. I’m losing my hair. How can I keep people from knowing? I guess I could shave it just a little more and say it’s a religious thing.”

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steve S
steve S

WHY DID MONKS HAVE THIS HAIRCUT? So you would know they were monks....Like now, people were vain, so cutting off your hair was a way to show dedication and loyalty to the church (in this case, the Roman Catholic, who forced their specific haircut on Britannia) Nuns used to cut off all their hair as well.

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Everything Here
Everything Here

The Skype sound scares me

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Chobaca
Chobaca

Man religion is soooo stupid....

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Shardhana Morgan
Shardhana Morgan

I'm shocked. They had to cut their hair like that?? I thought it was just early onset male pattern baldness!

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I Created An Account For This
I Created An Account For This

Because it was, and still is, fashionable.

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bitchasshoeism
bitchasshoeism

Vox is much better when they post videos like this than the liberal garbage they spew out

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Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman
Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

No fap haircut.

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Cruz S
Cruz S

Is for god to look at their brains

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Chris K
Chris K

So Dan 1:50 thinks some had a triangle cut out of their hair. He's a Doctor which says he spent some time (on someone else's dime) thinking on this but no evidence is given for this theory. Here is the link to his thesis on the subject, something Vox should have supplied. https://scss.tcd.ie/misc/kronos/#tonsure

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Jose Diola
Jose Diola

Why monks had that haircut?!!

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Gabby
Gabby

i always thought the monks had that hairstyle because of the circular caps that priests wear

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Vincent Ciccone
Vincent Ciccone

It's not a haircut, it's called hairloss 🤣

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Laura Cheung
Laura Cheung

I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS CALLING ME ON SKYPE FOR A SEC EVEN THO I DONT USE IT ANYMORE

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Luke Rinderknecht
Luke Rinderknecht

Anyone else have this come up in their recommended vids after they saw that Superbowl Budweiser ad with the monks cutting hair, and thinking to themselves "what an ugly and strange haircut"? *Conspiracy*

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إسماعيل
إسماعيل

so "Why monks had that haircut" ?

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bmf 456
bmf 456

this was tonsure to watch

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TheSkywingIsHere
TheSkywingIsHere

Bruh monks looked like Saturn

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Natasha Kershaw
Natasha Kershaw

Monks wear the orange dress because it is a habit 🍊😎😎😎😎😎😎

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flashuser777
flashuser777

I saw this video right before I started watching venture bros. What a weird.. coincidence?

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New Goliard
New Goliard

Bullshit.....they went to ye olde barber and said "hey fam...give me that unopened condom cut"

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E3ECO
E3ECO

That took a longish time to say very little.

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Brad Evans
Brad Evans

So UGLY!!!!!!!!

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nelsonta00
nelsonta00

None of this came across my mind one bit. My conclusion to it all is that old, bald dudes are trying to make male pattern baldness look cool.

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Forest VVoods
Forest VVoods

someone please tell me the soundtrack to this video

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Grigory Movchan
Grigory Movchan

I'm a monk of the church of st. Undercut

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Aslan French
Aslan French

very odd that vox is using the term "dark ages" which is considered in correct by modern historians by and large.

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Andrea T
Andrea T

5:00 this religion is called ‘The Fuckboy’

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Andrea T
Andrea T

jkjk

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sophblueberry
sophblueberry

Another not-quite-right video title... The focus was on the history and varieties of these haircuts, not specifically their meanings or the reasons for them.

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Lily Nguyen
Lily Nguyen

no matter what, all their haircuts are still wack tho

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Akhil
Akhil

tell those monks its Drip or Drown

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Delanya
Delanya

1:45 I legit thought someone was calling me on skype

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keepleft
keepleft

Where did they find this guy? Coast-to-Coast AM with Art Bell? What's the next story, we talk to a tarot card read who has a theory of what Satan does to cure a hangover?

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dindia2 ll
dindia2 ll

Interesting video, but the music is so annoying.

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Emi Sumairu
Emi Sumairu

imagine a haircut so bad it actually got banned

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uwsecon
uwsecon

Excellent video, but Franciscans are friars not monks. Monks separate themselves from community while friars live as a part of the community.

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KayAteChef
KayAteChef

I am not convinced that it was a triangle.

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Brian Curtin
Brian Curtin

Didn’t answer the question though, am I wrong? Why did they do it? Was there a significance to it other than the crown of thorns?

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Travis Brooks
Travis Brooks

From sleeping in cloaks

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John C John
John C John

Video ends at 1:00 for those who just wanted to know the answer to the title and thumbnail.

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Courtney Fredericks
Courtney Fredericks

Lost tribes in South America have the same haircut

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Majd Alyo
Majd Alyo

Saturn

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sassulusmagnus
sassulusmagnus

Where's the Trump tonsure?

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Kyle
Kyle

Q: Where do channels such as Vox and School of Life manage to get all of their images from? Such as images of all the old decorated bible pages, etc... Anyone know? Thx

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Blackball
Blackball

1:28...was it the Mohawk? Yeah it was an Irish Mohawk. The triangle represents the trinity.

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Shivam Sharma
Shivam Sharma

Can someone tell me where the music from the intro is from

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Sadcore Prince
Sadcore Prince

ronnie magro at 5:25 😂

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Conrad Oddoye
Conrad Oddoye

Who else got shook by the Skype call sound?

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Karen Van Hook
Karen Van Hook

Misleading title. Don't waste your time.

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alejandro aponte
alejandro aponte

Yeah but why

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EVAN JOSEPH
EVAN JOSEPH

saturn

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aiM
aiM

Who cares why religious people do anything, its always stupid

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Mike Traversy
Mike Traversy

Wow this was a really dumb video. Also, what is UP with the music? SO distracting!

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Ridley Jones
Ridley Jones

3:30 orthodoxy in the front, heresy in the back

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Caleb Collier
Caleb Collier

Because they care more about the _droid attack on the wookies_

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Beyond Redemption
Beyond Redemption

That is a deadly trim right there

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peposlavdvorak
peposlavdvorak

What's the background music, please?

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Ian Magnuson
Ian Magnuson

The grad students working for him should be glad he had friends in computers, otherwise snip snip for them.

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Punished Weebo Productions
Punished Weebo Productions

Either you’ve illustrated the “Pauline Tonsure” incorrectly, or it wasn’t used like that in Eastern Orthodoxy. It’s hard to find any icon with a saint with a completely shaved head. Eastern Orthodox monks don’t shave their bodies in any way.

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Darren Sings In The Shower
Darren Sings In The Shower

so a circumcision for your head basically

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Jakub Uniejewski
Jakub Uniejewski

Hi Vox, what is the music during the intro? I like it a lot but Shazzam can't identify the tune :(

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Ellie Malm
Ellie Malm

3:42 Illuminati confirmed

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NebachadnezzaR
NebachadnezzaR

Great video but you could have avoided using the term "dark ages". It's a bit like calling pre-historic peoples "cavemen". We know what you mean, but it's incorrect

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Leo g
Leo g

Did he just say there's a cult significance to getting a combover?.

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Uncle Ben's
Uncle Ben's

Because they were probably just a nazis, thats all!

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Joe Harris
Joe Harris

Beautifully produced video, but says nothing.

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CASEY LEE
CASEY LEE

i thought someone called me on skype

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dʒeɪms
dʒeɪms

"angul"-seaxon??

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Albert Sosnowski
Albert Sosnowski

So why?

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rgball gamer
rgball gamer

Hear is another video idea or article that you can make for VOX. Why Are You On My YouTube Recommendations When Didn’t subscribe or Like your videos

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Uriel De La Vega
Uriel De La Vega

Interesting

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Crispus Attucks
Crispus Attucks

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Kyung Choung
Kyung Choung

Catholic is not Christian.

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Kevin
Kevin

He didn’t pay for the haircut right???

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sweetboo1022
sweetboo1022

You know you have a slow start to your day when, as an atheist, you find yourself on YouTube watching a video about haircuts for the most devout Catholics. I think it's time I got off the computer and did something useful.

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Matt Gyver
Matt Gyver

3:33 Illuminati confirmed!

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