Author: Heraldica Nova

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New manuscripts added to Digitised Armorials list

We are continiously updating our Digitised Armorials list. This week, we have added 19 armorials to the overview. This includes well-known armorials, such as the Weingartner Liederhandschrift and the Livro do Armeiro-Mor , but also less-studied manuscripts from the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Below is an overview of these recently added armorials with links to the webpages with the digital scans. Your help has been important for finding a large...

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Recent Publications – Update July 2016

A new update in our recent publications section. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of all the articles that appear in different magazines and books that are published in different languages and regions. Therefore we provide a list of recent publications in English, German and French, so you can get an overview of the latest interesting heraldic reads. This list contains publications on heraldry that have been published since...

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[Paper:] Entre héraldique et onomastique: Repenser les armoiries parlantes (par Nicolas Vernot) – Archives nationales de Paris, 1 juin 2016

Le 1 juin 2016, à quinze heures, se tiendra une première réunion  commune et extraordinaire de la Société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie et de la Société française d’onomastique. Aprés une présentation par les présidents des deux sociétés, Michel Pastoureau et Michel Tamine, il y aura une conférence proposée par Nicolas Vernot, docteur en Histoire de l’EPHE, secrétaire général de l’AIH (Académie internationale d’héraldique) : Entre héraldique et onomastique, repenser les armoiries parlantes.  La présentation...

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[Conference:] Héraldique & papauté. Moyen âge – temps modernes (Rome, 19-21 mai 2016)

Voici le programme du colloque: Jeudi 19 mai 14h-Accueil par Catherine VIRLOUVET (Directrice de l’École française de Rome) Président de séance : Yvan LOSKOUTOFF (PR, Université du Havre, Académie des Jeux floraux) Papauté d’Avignon 14h15-Christian de MÉRINDOL (Conservateur honoraire du patrimoine), « Les débuts de l’héraldique à la cour papale en Avignon sous Benoît XII et Clément VI à la lumière des travaux récents ». 14h50-Emmanuel MOUREAU (Conservateur des antiquités et objets...

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[Paper:] Ambiguous Arms – Difficulties of Reading and Interpreting Heraldic Programmes in Medieval Austrian Wall Paintings (Andreas Zajic)

The paper focusses on the problem of a sound interpretation of the puzzling late 13th century armorial paintings in the Great Hall of the so-called Gozzoburg in Krems (Lower Austria) and contrasts them to less enigmatic heraldic programmes featured in other Austrian castles, visualising aristocratic kinship bonds, ties of fealty or more complex relations between noble patrons and their clients. Andreas Zajic heads the Division of Text Edition and...

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[Paper:] Pour une typologie des décors monumentaux armoriés dans le royaume de France au Moyen Age (Christian de Mérindol)

Les décors monumentaux armoriés sont une source en situation – la salle, la demeure, la cité, la province, le royaume et hors le royaume -, un reflet de la société – outre le roi et son entourage, l’aristocratie, les patriciens et les membres de l’Eglise -, enfin une source qu’il faut placer dans des séries iconographiques et confronter à d’autres supports. Si les décors évoquent le contexte, reflètent la...

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[Paper:] The Gothic Drawing Room of Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. A.W.N. Pugins reception of a medieval interior (Judith Berger)

The United Kingdom possesses numerous seigneurial estates, which form an all-encompassing network and serve as control as well as administrative tool of the monarchy. Their owners use them for their political ascent, the legitimization of their power, and utilize them as symbols of political, social and later economic power. Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, combines all of these features. Furthermore, the design of its interiors proceeds with this symbolism. Not the...

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[Paper:] La décoration picturale de la salle majeure du Palais de la Commune d’Orviète (Giampaolo Ermini)

Le Palais de la Commune d’Orviète remonte au XIIIème siècle, mais il a été fortement transformé au cours des siècles. Dans une salle qu’on peut identifier comme ayant été la partie supérieure de l’ancienne salle majeure, on trouve les restes d’une décoration ancienne, de fait inédite. D’après la seule citation connue (Perali 1919), ces peintures ont été datées du temps de Matteo Orsini (1343-1345) d’après la présence d’un grand...

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[paper:] Noble and Royal Heraldic Display in the Great Palace of the Hunedoara Castle (Radu Lupescu)

The castle of Hunedoara houses the most complex heraldic programmes among the medieval residences of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom consisting of almost seventy coat of arms. Twenty-eight of them decorates the Great Palace of the castle, a construction started to be built by John Hunyadi and finished by his son, King Matthias Corvinus. This is the reason why two generation of heraldic decoration are displayed in the interior spaces...

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[Paper:] Heraldic Display as a Part of Festive Decoration in Villa Lanthieri in Vipava (Helena Seražin)

The visit of Emperor Leopold I to Carniola and the County of Gorizia in the autumn of 1660 encouraged local aristocracy to modify their homes and embellish them with artworks. On his way from Ljubljana to Gorizia the emperor with his escort spent one night in Lanthieri villa at Vipava. To honour this visit and show his loyalty to the Emperor, Antonio Count Lanthieri decorated the ground floor ceiling...

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[Paper:] Heraldic Display on the Castles of “New Men” in the Late Middle Ages (Audrey Thorstad)

Past scholarship has argued that the new men of the Tudor dynasty represented themselves through to use of newly acquired heraldic devices to match their newly bestowed titles. Recently, however it has been shown that these newly created men were using royal heraldry on their residences. This identified them as loyal subjects to the king, but there is more to these outward displays of loyalty. Men such as Sir...

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[Paper:] Heraldic Self-Representation in Aristocratic Residences in Rome and Lazio (1500-1630) (Andreas Rehberg)

From a note of Marcantonio Altieri, a significant representative of the upper classes of Rome around 1500, we know that the roman nobility in its palaces exposed the “antique insegne” of the relatives and family friends. Although, according to Altieri, this custom was already 200 years old, only few of these heraldic programs survived. These frescoes and ceilings originate entirely from the 16th and 17th centuries. The lecture would...