Category: Publications

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

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Bergshammar armorial online!

Since last week, a digitised version of the Bergshammar armorial has been freely accessible online on the website of the Swedish national archives. This fascinating parchment manuscript contains over 3000 coats of arms, displaying first European high nobles by rank followed by nobles by political entities, with a focus on the Holy Roman Empire, France and England. It is dated to the mid-15th century and it is assumed to...

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Recent Publications. Update December 2017

Short days and cold nights call for interesting reads. 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. The overview is not complete. If you know of any new publications, please let...

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‘Heraldic Artists and Painters’ volume is now forthcoming!

I am pleased to announce that the first volume of our new ‘Heraldic Studies’ series has now been sent off to the printers and will be published just in time for Christmas! Under the title ‘Heraldic Artists and Painters in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times’, Laurent Hablot and I present a collection of fourteen English and French papers bringing together contributions from our Poitiers conference in 2014...

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What we have done so far: List of publications and lectures from the “Coats of arms in practice” project

The project “Coats of arms in practice” aims to reassess medieval heraldry from the perspective of cultural history. In order to keep track of the results of the project, we publish here a list of the publications and lectures that emerged from this project so far. Of course, there is still more to come!       Edited Volumes Hiltmann, Torsten; Hablot, Laurent (eds.): Heraldic Artists and Painters in the...

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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...