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Clemmensen, Steen (Farum): Armorials as commercial ventures?

A substantial number of late medieval armorials can be placed in six groups, and all appear to be desk works, not field notes. Their structure, form of manufacture and the relationships between members place them as candidates for being products of the commercial book business. Targeting a wider audience is evident for one of the groups with members made in Southern Germany, notably the Richental chronicle-cum-armorial. A few artisans...