Category: Publications

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Représentation du pouvoir et mise en scène héraldique dans la propagande par l’ image des Visconti. Compte-rendu de “Il potere raffigurato. Simbolo, mito e propaganda nell’ascesa della signoria viscontea” par Paolo Zaninetta

Au fil des siècles l’histoire des Visconti a attiré l’intérêt de nombreux érudits, d’abord, et historiens, après, visant à reconstruire les origines d’une famille qui donna naissance, à partir du dernier quart du XIIIe siècle, à la seigneurie régionale la plus durable et puissante de l’Italie septentrionale au Moyen Âge. Le début de cette domination se situe dans la victorieuse bataille de Desio du 1277, qui permit à l’archevêque...

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The Coat of Arms (vol. 8) II

The second part of CoA volume 8 has been issued, with several items of interest to the historian of medieval heraldry. Paul Fox examines relationships between early users of heraldry across western Europe and argues that participation in the Crusades was the common factor that prompted and hastened the spread of armorial display. Michael Hicks, professor of medieval history at Winchester University, recounts the peculiarly vehement and ultimately unsuccessful...

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The Coat of Arms: Journal of the Heraldry Society (UK)

This month sees the issue of part 1 of Coat of Arms (CoA) 3rd series, volume 8. Founded as a quarterly in 1952, the journal now comes out twice a year and is issued to members of the Heraldry Society and to subscribing institutions. It is intended to publish original scholarly research on heraldry and allied subjects. The contents of the new issue are as follows: ‘Incipient Armory’ in...

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Thorsten Huthwelker: Die Darstellung des Rangs in Wappen und Wappenrollen des späten Mittelalters (engl.: Study on the representation of rank in late medieaval coats of arms and armorials, forthcoming in July 2013)

Thorsten Huthwelker’s book on the representation of rank in late medieval coats of arms and armorials will soon be published at Thorbecke. I suppose it will resume his studies in the context of the ERC project “Rank and order: The Formation and Visualisation of the Social and Political Order of Princes in late Medieval Europe” under the direction of Jörg Peltzer at the University of Heidelberg (more details). In...