Review on T. Huthwelker, Die Darstellung des Rangs in Wappen und Wappenrollen published on H-Soz-u-Kult
My review on Thorsten Huthwelker’s study on the representation of rank in late medieaval coats of arms and armorials has been published yesterday on H-Soz-u-Kult, the central online information and communication platform for historians in the German-speaking area. In his study, Thorsten Huthwelker tries to answer the questions “In what way did coats of arms could reveal the rang of their bearer?” and “To what extent did medieval armorials and rolls of arms reflect their contemporary social order and what can be learn by them about hierarchy and representation of rank in the late medieval society?”
Here’s the link to the review (written in German): http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2014-3-057
An English review on this study by Elmar Hofman is comming soon here on the blog.