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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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[Paper:] Lucie Jardot: Les sceaux des comtesses de Flandre et de Hainaut (XIIIe-XVe siècles). Des représentations princières au pouvoir politique, le discours par l’image et ses problématiques matrimoniales – Paris, 16 février 2017

Comme la plupart des femmes de leur rang, les comtesses de Flandre et de Hainaut, se dotent à l’occasion de leur mariage d’un sceau les représentant, jusqu’au milieu du XIVème siècle, en pieds accostées des armes de leur père et de leur époux. Après cette période on assiste à la modification de ce modèle. Dès lors, ce type de figuration est abandonné au profit de l’héraldique. Cette intervention est...

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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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[Conference:] Héraldique & papauté. Moyen âge – temps modernes (Rome, 19-21 mai 2016)

Voici le programme du colloque: Jeudi 19 mai 14h-Accueil par Catherine VIRLOUVET (Directrice de l’École française de Rome) Président de séance : Yvan LOSKOUTOFF (PR, Université du Havre, Académie des Jeux floraux) Papauté d’Avignon 14h15-Christian de MÉRINDOL (Conservateur honoraire du patrimoine), « Les débuts de l’héraldique à la cour papale en Avignon sous Benoît XII et Clément VI à la lumière des travaux récents ». 14h50-Emmanuel MOUREAU (Conservateur des antiquités et objets...

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[Paper:] Ambiguous Arms – Difficulties of Reading and Interpreting Heraldic Programmes in Medieval Austrian Wall Paintings (Andreas Zajic)

The paper focusses on the problem of a sound interpretation of the puzzling late 13th century armorial paintings in the Great Hall of the so-called Gozzoburg in Krems (Lower Austria) and contrasts them to less enigmatic heraldic programmes featured in other Austrian castles, visualising aristocratic kinship bonds, ties of fealty or more complex relations between noble patrons and their clients. Andreas Zajic heads the Division of Text Edition and...

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[Paper:] Pour une typologie des décors monumentaux armoriés dans le royaume de France au Moyen Age (Christian de Mérindol)

Les décors monumentaux armoriés sont une source en situation – la salle, la demeure, la cité, la province, le royaume et hors le royaume -, un reflet de la société – outre le roi et son entourage, l’aristocratie, les patriciens et les membres de l’Eglise -, enfin une source qu’il faut placer dans des séries iconographiques et confronter à d’autres supports. Si les décors évoquent le contexte, reflètent la...

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[Paper:] The Gothic Drawing Room of Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. A.W.N. Pugins reception of a medieval interior (Judith Berger)

The United Kingdom possesses numerous seigneurial estates, which form an all-encompassing network and serve as control as well as administrative tool of the monarchy. Their owners use them for their political ascent, the legitimization of their power, and utilize them as symbols of political, social and later economic power. Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, combines all of these features. Furthermore, the design of its interiors proceeds with this symbolism. Not the...

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[Paper:] La décoration picturale de la salle majeure du Palais de la Commune d’Orviète (Giampaolo Ermini)

Le Palais de la Commune d’Orviète remonte au XIIIème siècle, mais il a été fortement transformé au cours des siècles. Dans une salle qu’on peut identifier comme ayant été la partie supérieure de l’ancienne salle majeure, on trouve les restes d’une décoration ancienne, de fait inédite. D’après la seule citation connue (Perali 1919), ces peintures ont été datées du temps de Matteo Orsini (1343-1345) d’après la présence d’un grand...

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[paper:] Noble and Royal Heraldic Display in the Great Palace of the Hunedoara Castle (Radu Lupescu)

The castle of Hunedoara houses the most complex heraldic programmes among the medieval residences of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom consisting of almost seventy coat of arms. Twenty-eight of them decorates the Great Palace of the castle, a construction started to be built by John Hunyadi and finished by his son, King Matthias Corvinus. This is the reason why two generation of heraldic decoration are displayed in the interior spaces...

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[Paper:] Heraldic Display as a Part of Festive Decoration in Villa Lanthieri in Vipava (Helena Seražin)

The visit of Emperor Leopold I to Carniola and the County of Gorizia in the autumn of 1660 encouraged local aristocracy to modify their homes and embellish them with artworks. On his way from Ljubljana to Gorizia the emperor with his escort spent one night in Lanthieri villa at Vipava. To honour this visit and show his loyalty to the Emperor, Antonio Count Lanthieri decorated the ground floor ceiling...

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[Paper:] Heraldic Display on the Castles of “New Men” in the Late Middle Ages (Audrey Thorstad)

Past scholarship has argued that the new men of the Tudor dynasty represented themselves through to use of newly acquired heraldic devices to match their newly bestowed titles. Recently, however it has been shown that these newly created men were using royal heraldry on their residences. This identified them as loyal subjects to the king, but there is more to these outward displays of loyalty. Men such as Sir...