Author: Elmar Hofman


Lecture on the Armorial of Guillaume Revel by Mathieu Lescuyer and Olivier Matteoni at the Bibliothèque National de France, 27 May 2014

The fifteenth century has witnessed the birth of many beautifully executed armorials, some of which are richly decorated, while others contain interesting literary and symbolic representations. In this group of armorials, the Armorial of Guillaume Revel (also known as the Armorial d’Auvergne, du Bourbonnais and du Forez) stands out. This book not only includes miniatures on the first pages of the manuscript and evidently a great number of coats...


PhD project “Structure and function of medieval armorials” – The kick-off

Torsten Hiltmann’s innovative project on late medieval coats of arms has a subproject attached to it called ‘Struktur und Funktion mittelalterlicher Wappenbücher’. Some of the faithful followers of this blog might remember the vacancy that has been posted on this site a couple of months ago. This has recently been filled. I have been given the opportunity to work on the interesting and challenging subject of late medieval armorials....

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