The old or Persian school flourished from the foundation of the empire down to about 1830, and still continues to drag on a feeble existence, though it is now out of fashion and cultivated by none of the leading men of letters.
About the 6th century the long tunica alba went out of fashion in civil life, but it was retained in the services of the Church and developed into the various forms of the liturgical alb (q.v.) and surplice (q.v.).
Works of this kind became still more abundant in the 14th and in the first half of the 15th century, till the wider distribution of the medical classics in the original put them out of fashion.
..It is given as " the order and manner of creating Knights of the Bath in time of peace according to the custom of Eng l and," and consequently dates from a period when the full ceremony of creating knights bachelors generally had gone out of fashion.
These numbered lists (it is true) are going out of fashion.