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Marta Gomes dos Santos (Coimbra): Heraldry in the heart of a New Empire. Portugal at the end of the Middle Ages

At the end of the fifteenth century, Portugal knew a new king and, with that, a new page in the practice of heraldry. With the event of the Overseas Expansion, we will verify not only new iconographical elements in the heraldic arrangements but also, a whole new ideal that is, in fact, the culmination of a process that was being developed with the previous monarchs and the centralization of...