Category: Publications

Reviews and overviews of recently published articles and books on medieval and early modern heraldry

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Out now! Editing armorials. Cooperation, knowledge and approach by late medieval practitioners

The title of these books can be interpreted both actively and passively. The active form is when one or more manuscripts are being transcribed, the arms identified and commented on, and the whole analyzed and published. Less effort may suffice and leave the armorial as just a listing of transcribed items with or without identification. More or less critical editions have been published over the years and more are...

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Recent publications – Update May 2017

Books Barbattini, R., M. Ghirardi and G. Giovinazzo, Api delle città. La figura dell’ape nell’araldica civica italiana (San Godenzo, 2016) Büchner, Robert, Das Münchner Boten- und Wappenbuch vom Arlberg (Frankfurt, 2016) Fragale, Luca Irwin, Microstoria e Araldica di Calabria Citeriore e di Cosenza. Da fonti documentarie inedite (Milano, 2016) Articles and chapters Barovier Mentasti, R., L. Borelli, C. Tonini, ‘Dating the Venetian Rovere Flask at The Corning Museum of...

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Recent publications – Update December 2016

We are approaching the final days of 2016 and this calls for an update in our recent publications section. This list contains publications on heraldry as well as articles and books in which heraldry plays a supportive part. It provides an overview of interesting reads that have been published since our last update, including recent publications that we missed last time but definitely deserve mentioning. Thanks to the support...

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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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Nouvelle parution de la revue Armas e Troféus

Publiée depuis 1932, Armas e Troféus est la plus ancienne revue portugaise d’héraldique. Éditée par l’Institut Portugais d’Héraldique, elle est, dès son origine, ouverte à des articles non seulement d’héraldique mais aussi de généalogie, d’histoire sociale et d’histoire de l’art. Depuis 2011, sous la direction de Miguel Metelo de Seixas, la revue cherche à renouer avec cette ouverture à la collaboration internationale qu’elle avait déjà connue dans les années 60...

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Recent Publications – Update July 2016

A new update in our recent publications section. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of all the articles that appear in different magazines and books that are published in different languages and regions. Therefore we provide a list of recent publications in English, German and French, so you can get an overview of the latest interesting heraldic reads. This list contains publications on heraldry that have been published since...

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Wappengeschmückte Gedenkaufzeichnungen in der Schweiz

Die Dissertation von Rainer Hugener “Buchführung für die Ewigkeit. Totengedenken, Verschriftlichung und Traditionsbildung im Spätmittelalter” (2014) liegt erfreulicherweise Open Access vor (PDF). S. 303-391 gibt es ein Gesamtverzeichnis der dem Autor bekannt gewordenen Schweizer Gedenkaufzeichnungen bis 1800 (Jahrzeitbücher, Nekrologien usw.) unter Einschluss von Konstanz. Über die Volltextsuche nach Wappen findet man wappengeschmückte Jahrzeitbücher, von denen es nicht nur das besonders qualitätvoll illustrierte von Uster gab. Wappenzeichnungen als “Verweiszeichen” behandelt...

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L’arme segreta. Araldica e storia dell’arte nel Medioevo (secoli XIII-XV), éd. Matteo Ferrari, introd. Alessandro Savorelli, collab. Laura Cirri, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2015, pp. 350.

Cet ouvrage collectif, issu des journées d’étude organisées au Kunsthistorisches Institut de Florence et à la Scuola Normale Superiore de Pise en 2011, représente probablement le premier volume entièrement consacré au rapport entre héraldique et histoire de l’art. Diffusées au Moyen-Âge sur tout genre de support et dans tous les milieux sociaux, les armoiries constituaient une composante essentielle de l’horizon visuel de l’homme médiéval. Leur présence n’était presque jamais...

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Recent publications – Update October 2015

In the second post of this section we listed books and articles on medieval and early modern heraldry that have been published over the last year. Behind some of the titles you can click on the link for more information on the publication, such as summaries on websites of the publishers. We intend to provide an overview of recently published articles and books more regularly. To keep track of...

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The Coat of Arms 11 (2015) part 1

A new issue of The Coat of Arms (CoA), journal of The Heraldry Society, is published and distributed this week. Of interest to medieval heraldry are articles by Sir John Baker on early heraldic harness pendants (drawing for illustration on his own collection of these items; shown here a pendant found at Fincham in Norfolk bearing the arms of Richard of Cornwall, Count of Poitou) and Robert W. Jones...

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Stadtpatrone und Heraldik als Elemente städtischer Identität: Überlegungen in Anlehnung an den Sammelband ‘Santi, patroni, città: immagini della devozione civica nelle Marche’

For an English summary, see below. Am 30.11.1377 wurde das Städtchen San Ginesio in der italienischen Provinz der Marken von Truppen der nahen Stadt Fermo angegriffen. Dabei, so will es die Legende, soll der Heilige Andreas über der Stadt erschienen sein und die Angreifer in die Flucht geschlagen haben. Ein Altarbild des Nicola von Siena aus der Mitte des 15. Jahrhunderts zeigt diese Schlacht um San Ginesio samt himmlischem...

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[Publication:] François Boniface, Les Rois de la Fête de l’Épinette de Lille

The well-known armorials of the Epinette reproduce with some differences a manuscript presented to the city council of Lille by Nicolas Tournemine and Jean de Villers in January 1566. The oldest version of these armorials, which may have served them as model, was drafted and painted by Gaspard Dubois, pursuivant of arms of the city of Lille, at the end of the fifteenth century, but disappeared long ago. Between...