Category: Workshop: Heraldry in the Medieval City (Rome 2015)

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[Paper:] Katja Putzer (GNM), Heraldry in Nuremberg’s Sacred Spaces: Memorial Shields of the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Times

Until today Nuremberg’s church interiors display a vast amount of coats of arms, which can be found, for example, on altars, windows and epitaphs endowed by the city’s most influential and wealthy inhabitants. Particularly outstanding, however, are the memorial shields hanging high on the pillars and walls. In the middle ages and early modern times they were made for the male dead of the city’s elite and hung up...

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[Paper:] Laura Cirri (Florence): Sacred space and family representation in Florence during the Trecento and the Quattrocento

In the Florentine urban space, churches soon became the medium, where families left lasting signs in the history and topography of the city. This paper aims to highlight the rich heraldic heritage, still existing in the different family chapels of the Florentine churches, other then the historical and architectural reasons. Many families were from the contado and moving to the city, they usually settled in the the district that...

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[Paper:] Marco Bogade (Potsdam), Coats of arms within the Representative Iconographic Programmes of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor

In 2000 Ivo Rosario published a monograph whose title –“Art and propaganda. Charles IV of Bohemia” – already indicates the specific of the reign of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316-1378): the absorption of art for political means. The term “propaganda”, with its negative connotation in terms of influencing the attitude of the addressees of these artistic monuments, should be considered in this context despite its undoubtedly also manipulative...

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[Paper:] Matteo Ferrari (Poitiers), Héraldique et « mise en signes » de l’espace urbain dans le Poitou médiéval

Dans l’Italie médiévale, et notamment dans les régions qui ont connu le développement du système communal, les figurations héraldiques constituaient un trait essentiel de l’environnement iconique urbain. Pourtant, s’agit-il vraiment d’une spécificité italienne ? Les recherches que je conduis depuis un an sur le patrimoine héraldique monumental médiéval du Poitou-Charentes, ont révélé une richesse figurative surprenante, jusqu’à présent méconnue. Edifices religieux, bâtiments résidentiels, structures défensives (remparts et portes) étaient...

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[Paper:] Emiliano Bultrini (Rome), The power and its symbolism: Nobility, heraldry and topography in Rome between the 12th and 14th centuries

Since the last quarter of the Thirteenth century in Rome began a slow, but steady, use of Heraldry by the urban aristocracy. In particular, the most prominent aristocratic Roman baronial families, such as Colonna Orsini or Savelli, use it everywhere possible. An accomplice of this attitude was, also, influenced by the Angevin court following the French victory at Tagliacozzo. However, if on the one hand, it seems that the...

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[Paper:] Philippa Woodcock (Warwick), Heraldry and Regime Change: the Trivulzio Chapel at San Nazaro, Milan, 1499-1522

Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, a disaffected Milanese mercenary in French service was appointed as Governor of Milan for Louis XII in 1499. As the duchy’s leading aristocrat he commissioned heraldic tapestries, medals and emblazoned campaign tents. The symbols of Ludovico Sforza’s Milan were effaced or defaced, just as the evidence of French rule would be covered over by emblems of subsequent regime change, under Sforza, Spanish and Austrian rulers.  ​ This...

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[Paper:] Edouard Bouyé (Dijon), Pontifes et urbanistes : le marquage héraldique des papes dans les villes de leurs États (XIII-XVIe siècles)

Timide encore avant le départ d’Avignon, le marquage héraldique de leurs États par les papes français fut motivé par le double objectif de matérialiser leur présence nouvelle dans le Comtat Venaissin et de représenter leur pouvoir en leur absence de l’autre côté des Alpes. Marqueuses d’obédience durant le Grand Schisme, les armoiries pontificales matérialisent ensuite l’œuvre urbanistique de Martin V et de ses successeurs. A partir du milieu du...

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[Paper:] Vittoria Camelliti (Udine), Heraldry in the cities’ images between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

My paper focuses on the heraldry as a marker of identification of the cities between the Middle Age and the Renaissances. It considers in particular the function of the heraldic signs from the point of view of the urban iconography (as it happens with the walls, the city gates and the buildings, which represent civic and religious power). With this prospéctive it is important to recognise the coats of arms which...

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Programme: Heraldry in the Medieval City: The Case of Italy in the European Context (Journées Héraldiques 5), Rome, 5th-7th May 2015

The heraldic heritage of the Italian cities is still a monument to the ubiquity of heraldry in the Middle Ages. However, research into the heraldry of the Italian cities in particular, and in fact heraldry in the city in general, has remained relatively scarce. The conference ‘Heraldry in the Medieval City: The Case of Italy in the European Context’, which will take place 5-7 May 2015 in Rome, sets...

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[Paper:] Jean-Christophe Blanchard (Nancy), Metz, ville impériale, ville armoriale. Le patriciat, metteur en signes du théâtre urbain.

S’il est difficile de répondre de manière catégorique à la question posée par l’intitulé du présent colloque, il est en revanche plus évident d’y apporter quelques éléments de discussions et de nuances à partir du cas messin. Un cas atypique mais particulièrement révélateur du développement de l’héraldique médiévale en milieu urbain. Ville francophone, Metz était cependant une ville libre d’Empire, indépendante du royaume de France. Il revenait à son...

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[CfP:] Heraldry in the Medieval City: The Case of Italy in the European Context (Journées Héraldiques 5), Rome, 5th-7th May 2015

(version française ci-dessous) A visitor passing through Italy is surprised by the abundance of coats of arms that still decorate the palaces and public monuments of its cities. Relatively undisturbed by the tides of history that destroyed a lot of Europe’s heraldic heritage, in the Italian cities this heritage is still alive and well. While the development of heraldic signs occasionally caught the eye of historians and art historians,...