Tagged: armoriaux

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Heraldry in the royal palace of Sintra: ‘In the Service of the Crown’ project on national TV in Portugal

The show Visita Guiada (‘Guided Visit’) by Portuguese journalist Paula Moura Pinheiro is currently the most popular program of Portugal’s public broadcasting channel RTP 2. Every week, a Portuguese monument of cultural importance is presented by a specialist, generally a historian. Last week, the chosen monument was the royal palace in Sintra and its sala dos brasões (‘hall of coats of arms’). It was presented by Miguel Metelo de...

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

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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Show me a coat-of-arms: The Lyncenich armorial.

Elmar Hofman recently summarized a number of research problems concerning medieval armorials, among which were: by whom and for what purpose(s) were they made (https:/heraldica.hypotheses.org/4901 on 20/09/2016)? Though I know that Elmar does put great importance on knowing both content and context of any armorial studied, I felt that for the casual reader, he somewhat underplayed the descriptive work needed before any serious discussion can take place. That was...

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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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[Paper:] France et Castille. Les décors héraldiques de la « Salle de justice » de l’abbaye de Nanteuil-en-Valée, Charente (Matteo Ferrari)

Située à la frontière méridionale de l’ancien diocèse de Poitiers, depuis 2013 l’abbaye Saint-Benoît-et-Sainte-Marie de Nanteuil-en-Vallée fait l’objet, d’un chantier de fouilles et d’études programmées. Parmi les bâtiments qui composent le complexe monastique, l’attention des chercheurs a été retenue par un grand édifice, appelé l’«Hôtellerie », placé au sud-est du chevet de l’église abbatiale, entièrement détruite depuis la fin du XVIIIème siècle. Construit vers le milieu du XIIIème siècle et...

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[Paper:] Les programmes héraldiques des demeures patriciennes et seigneuriales du sud de la France à la fin du Moyen Âge (Laura Ceccantini, Delphine Grenet)

L’identification des fonctions originelles des espaces au sein de l’habitat civil médiéval est une des principales difficultés de leur étude, question pour laquelle l’héraldique joue un rôle privilégié. Les programmes héraldiques conservés dans les demeures méridionales françaises se caractérisent par leur emplacement sur les plafonds à poutres apparentes, contrairement aux armoriaux représentés habituellement sur les surfaces murales. Ces charpentes constituent un support privilégié dès la fin du XIIIe siècle...

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[paper] Paul-François Broucke: Les procès-verbaux de prééminences héraldiques en Bretagne à la fin de l’Ancien Régime – Paris, 18 février 2016

La Bretagne, riche de ses nombreuses églises et chapelles, l’est aussi de l’impressionnant armorial monumental qui s’y déploie, pourtant pâle reflet des richesses héraldiques passées. Jusqu’aux derniers jours de l’Ancien Régime, la noblesse s’est disputée avec avidité le droit d’apposer ses armoiries en toutes les places disponibles au sein de l’espace sacré. Afin de prémunir les usurpations, les jalousies et le vandalisme, seigneurs et marguilliers dressaient des inventaires notariés de ces droits honorifiques héraldiques, les procès-verbaux de prééminences armoriées. Ces documents...

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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...