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Programme: State-Rooms of Royal and Princely Palaces in Europe (14th-16th c.): Spaces, Images, Rituals – Lisbon/Sintra, 15-17 March 2017

From the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, European monarchies saw a gradual centralisation of power. This was accompanied by the dissemination of political ideas that contributed to the making of a new image of the prince, which relied on visual instruments to assert and construct the prince’s sovereign power. Royal and princely residences were at the centre of this phenomenon. In these privileged spaces, the sovereign accommodated an expanding...

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[CfP] State-Rooms of Royal and Princely Palaces in Europe (14th-16th c.): Spaces, Images, Rituals – Lisbon/Sintra, 15-17 March 2017

From the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, European monarchies saw a gradual centralisation of power. This was accompanied by the dissemination of political ideas that contributed to the making of a new image of the prince, which relied on visual instruments to assert and construct the prince’s sovereign power. Royal and princely residences were at the centre of this phenomenon. In these privileged spaces, the sovereign accommodated an expanding...

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[Report:] Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms, Münster 16-18 March

On 16-18 March 2016 the workshop Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms took place in Münster. The origins of this workshop lay in the challenges of understanding the function of the heraldic display in one particular state-room: the sala dos brasões of the National Palace in Sintra, Portugal, dating from the early sixteenth century. The ceiling of this hall presents the coats of arms of the Portuguese royal...

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Programme: Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms: Towards a Typology of Heraldic Programmes in Spaces of Self-Representation – Münster, Germany, 16-18 March 2016

Heraldry was an ubiquitous element of state-rooms. Whether in palaces of kings and princes, castles of noblemen, residences of patricians, city halls or in cathedral chapters, heraldic display was a crucial element in the visual programme of these spaces. Despite its omnipresence, however, heraldic display in state-rooms remains largely understudied so far. Given the fundamental role of heraldry in medieval and early modern visual communication, it seems essential to...

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[CfP] Heraldry in Medieval and Early Modern State-Rooms: Towards a Typology of Heraldic Programmes in Spaces of Self-Representation – Münster, Germany, 16-18 March 2016

(version française ci-dessous) Heraldry was an ubiquitous element of state-rooms. Whether in palaces of kings and princes, castles of noblemen, residences of patricians, city halls or in cathedral chapters, heraldic display was a crucial element in  the visual programme of these spaces. Despite its omnipresence, however, heraldic display in state-rooms remains largely understudied so far. Given the fundamental role of heraldry in medieval and early modern visual communication, it...

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[Paper:] Paul-François Broucke (Amiens), Décors héraldiques et architecture sacrée dans la cité. L’exemple du duché de Bretagne à la fin du Moyen ge (XIVe – XVe siècles)

Parmi les espaces européens au sein desquels l’héraldique s’est épanouie dans ses développements les plus féconds, la Bretagne des ducs de la maison de Montfort aux XIVe et XVe siècles tient une place éminente. En particulier, le goût immodéré de la noblesse pour les droits honorifiques et les prééminences d’église armoriées, a légué à la Bretagne un patrimoine héraldique monumental des plus riches et des plus abondants. Dans plusieurs...

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To the Glory of God and Personal Pride. Monuments with Heraldic Programmes as Expression of Art Patronage in Late Medieval Transylvania

Transylvania is one of the most eastern historical regions of Europe where from the Middle Ages heraldry was present in its whole complexity. Its connection to the Western Civilisation is furthermore demonstrated by the presence of its heraldic heritage in the great corpus on heraldry initiated by Johann Siebmacher (Das grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch. Der Adel von Siebenbürgen. Nürnberg, 1898). A great number of arms have been discovered since...

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Konkretes Abbild oder abstrakte Vorstellung? Zur Interpretation des Wappenfrieses im Festsaal des Kardinals Gaillard de La Motte in Avignon (Les fastes du cardinal Gaillard de La Motte)

Zum ersten Mal in der Kirchengeschichte wurde im Jahr 1334 die Stadt Avignon zum Austragungsort einer Papstwahl, obwohl bereits 25 Jahre zuvor unter Clemens V. die päpstliche Residenz dorthin verlegt worden war. Seinem Neffen, dem ebenfalls aus Bordeaux stammenden Gaillard de La Motte wurde als Kardinal und Apostolischer Protonotar die Ehre zuteil, den erwählten Benedikt XII. im Januar 1335 zum Papst zu krönen und damit in sein Amt einzuführen....

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Lupescu, Radu (Cluj): Heraldic commissions in architectural context: The architectural workshop of Cluj in the fifteenth century

The present paper will focus on a particular workshop which seems that was involved in the production of armorial bearings displayed in different architectural context. In the mid-fifteenth century several arms displayed on public and private buildings has appeared in Transylvania and some of them shows identical stylistic and structural features. They could be related to a workshop that was active in Cluj (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg) and was in charge...