Tagged: city

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[Paper:] Laurent Héry (Brest), Armoiries et communication héraldique lors des entrées d’Anne de Foix dans les cités de Vénétie (1502)

Anne de Foix, lors du périple qu’elle accomplit en 1502 pour rejoindre son futur époux Vladislas II Jagellon, traverse plusieurs cités de Terre Ferme (Crema, Brescia, Vérone, Vicence, Padoue) avant d’arriver à Venise et d’embarquer pour la Hongrie. Pierre Choque, le héraut d’Anne de Bretagne qui l’accompagne, a laissé un récit de ce voyage : sa description des entrées dans les villes italiennes s’avère particulièrement intéressante pour appréhender la...

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[Paper:] Matteo Ferrari (Poitiers), Héraldique et « mise en signes » de l’espace urbain dans le Poitou médiéval

Dans l’Italie médiévale, et notamment dans les régions qui ont connu le développement du système communal, les figurations héraldiques constituaient un trait essentiel de l’environnement iconique urbain. Pourtant, s’agit-il vraiment d’une spécificité italienne ? Les recherches que je conduis depuis un an sur le patrimoine héraldique monumental médiéval du Poitou-Charentes, ont révélé une richesse figurative surprenante, jusqu’à présent méconnue. Edifices religieux, bâtiments résidentiels, structures défensives (remparts et portes) étaient...

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[Paper:] Emiliano Bultrini (Rome), The power and its symbolism: Nobility, heraldry and topography in Rome between the 12th and 14th centuries

Since the last quarter of the Thirteenth century in Rome began a slow, but steady, use of Heraldry by the urban aristocracy. In particular, the most prominent aristocratic Roman baronial families, such as Colonna Orsini or Savelli, use it everywhere possible. An accomplice of this attitude was, also, influenced by the Angevin court following the French victory at Tagliacozzo. However, if on the one hand, it seems that the...

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[Paper:] Philippa Woodcock (Warwick), Heraldry and Regime Change: the Trivulzio Chapel at San Nazaro, Milan, 1499-1522

Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, a disaffected Milanese mercenary in French service was appointed as Governor of Milan for Louis XII in 1499. As the duchy’s leading aristocrat he commissioned heraldic tapestries, medals and emblazoned campaign tents. The symbols of Ludovico Sforza’s Milan were effaced or defaced, just as the evidence of French rule would be covered over by emblems of subsequent regime change, under Sforza, Spanish and Austrian rulers.  ​ This...

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[Paper:] Edouard Bouyé (Dijon), Pontifes et urbanistes : le marquage héraldique des papes dans les villes de leurs États (XIII-XVIe siècles)

Timide encore avant le départ d’Avignon, le marquage héraldique de leurs États par les papes français fut motivé par le double objectif de matérialiser leur présence nouvelle dans le Comtat Venaissin et de représenter leur pouvoir en leur absence de l’autre côté des Alpes. Marqueuses d’obédience durant le Grand Schisme, les armoiries pontificales matérialisent ensuite l’œuvre urbanistique de Martin V et de ses successeurs. A partir du milieu du...

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[Paper:] Vittoria Camelliti (Udine), Heraldry in the cities’ images between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

My paper focuses on the heraldry as a marker of identification of the cities between the Middle Age and the Renaissances. It considers in particular the function of the heraldic signs from the point of view of the urban iconography (as it happens with the walls, the city gates and the buildings, which represent civic and religious power). With this prospéctive it is important to recognise the coats of arms which...

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Programme: Heraldry in the Medieval City: The Case of Italy in the European Context (Journées Héraldiques 5), Rome, 5th-7th May 2015

The heraldic heritage of the Italian cities is still a monument to the ubiquity of heraldry in the Middle Ages. However, research into the heraldry of the Italian cities in particular, and in fact heraldry in the city in general, has remained relatively scarce. The conference ‘Heraldry in the Medieval City: The Case of Italy in the European Context’, which will take place 5-7 May 2015 in Rome, sets...

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[Paper:] Jean-Christophe Blanchard (Nancy), Metz, ville impériale, ville armoriale. Le patriciat, metteur en signes du théâtre urbain.

S’il est difficile de répondre de manière catégorique à la question posée par l’intitulé du présent colloque, il est en revanche plus évident d’y apporter quelques éléments de discussions et de nuances à partir du cas messin. Un cas atypique mais particulièrement révélateur du développement de l’héraldique médiévale en milieu urbain. Ville francophone, Metz était cependant une ville libre d’Empire, indépendante du royaume de France. Il revenait à son...

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[CfP:] Heraldry in the Medieval City: The Case of Italy in the European Context (Journées Héraldiques 5), Rome, 5th-7th May 2015

(version française ci-dessous) A visitor passing through Italy is surprised by the abundance of coats of arms that still decorate the palaces and public monuments of its cities. Relatively undisturbed by the tides of history that destroyed a lot of Europe’s heraldic heritage, in the Italian cities this heritage is still alive and well. While the development of heraldic signs occasionally caught the eye of historians and art historians,...

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Jean-Christophe Blanchard (Nancy): The use of heraldic images by the patricians of Metz and by the recently ennobled men of the princes of Bar and Lorraine (15th century)

Feudal nobility and ruling dynasties are social categories which we would expect to use heraldry in order to claim their power and to communicate their ideas. But the patricians of Metz (a free imperial city) and the recently ennobled men of the princes of Bar and Lorraine were among the more frequent users of such images: the former to stand up to the local princes and neighbouring feudal nobility,...

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Christoph F. Weber (Braunschweig): Signs of Order and Revolt. Heraldic Communication in Communal Italy

Since the Middle Ages, the use of coats of arms and the practice of heraldry have been considered part of aristocratic culture.  Heads of families and communities, but first of all the heralds as experts in the service of kings and princes had the authority to create, construe and hand down coats of arms. This approach towards Medieval heraldry appears to have been determined by reference to the seignorial...