Tagged: Middle Ages

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Programme: Heraldic artists and painters in the Middle Ages / Peintres et artistes héraldistes au Moyen Age (Poitiers, 10-11 April 2014)

When it comes to heraldic depictions in the Middle Ages, the role of the artists has been neglected for a long time. However, it is well known that the most famous painters and sculptors of their time were commissioned to carry out such depictions that played an important part in the public representation of the prince. The big names of art history such as the Limbourg brothers, Donatello, Pisanello,...

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Heralds are not heraldry, heraldry not heralds: On the benefits of clear distinctions

The biggest problem in dealing with heralds as well as with heraldry is the fact that both subjects are much too often seen as one. As a matter of fact, the relationship between heralds and heraldry is a tricky one and the link between both, as far as I see, has been largely overestimated. Heralds, on the one hand, are usually presented as THE experts and authorities in all...

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Digitised Armorials

A growing number of libraries and archives place digitised versions of manuscripts with collections of coats of arms online. This provides a great possibility to look at an expanding repertoire of armorials from right behind your screen. Below you will find a list of these manuscripts, which also includes sources that might not qualify as an armorial, but do hold a considerable number of coats of arms and are...

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Représentation du pouvoir et mise en scène héraldique dans la propagande par l’ image des Visconti. Compte-rendu de “Il potere raffigurato. Simbolo, mito e propaganda nell’ascesa della signoria viscontea” par Paolo Zaninetta

Au fil des siècles l’histoire des Visconti a attiré l’intérêt de nombreux érudits, d’abord, et historiens, après, visant à reconstruire les origines d’une famille qui donna naissance, à partir du dernier quart du XIIIe siècle, à la seigneurie régionale la plus durable et puissante de l’Italie septentrionale au Moyen Âge. Le début de cette domination se situe dans la victorieuse bataille de Desio du 1277, qui permit à l’archevêque...

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Héraldique et Numismatique. Moyen âge – temps modernes (Le Havre, September 19-20, 2013)

Résumé: Le colloque « Héraldique et numismatique, Moyen Âge – Temps modernes » se penchera plus particulièrement sur les rapports entre héraldique numismatique et héraldique monumentale. 4e colloque international du GRIC-université du Havre en partenariat avec la société française d’héraldique et de sigillographie en collaboration avec le cabinet des médailles et la société française de numismatique. Jeudi 19 Septembre 2013 10h30-Ouverture du colloque. Matin, président de séance : Marc Bompaire

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