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The Resource A heraldic miscellany: : fifteenth-century treatise on blazon and the office of arms in English and Scots, edited by Richard J. Moll

A heraldic miscellany: : fifteenth-century treatise on blazon and the office of arms in English and Scots, edited by Richard J. Moll

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A heraldic miscellany: : fifteenth-century treatise on blazon and the office of arms in English and Scots
Title
A heraldic miscellany:
Title remainder
fifteenth-century treatise on blazon and the office of arms in English and Scots
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard J. Moll
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Language
eng
Summary
It is difficult to envision the Middle Ages without heraldry; knights and ladies are routinely depicted with elaborate arms gracing their shields and clothing. The herald himself is also pervasive in the popular imagination, as he announces the arrival of some grandee. Edited here for the first time are some of the texts which detail the relationship between heraldic design and working heralds. That relationship changed dramatically over the fifteenth century as heralds claimed the right to design, interpret and grant arms according to an elaborate interpretive system. These texts, the work of clerics, heralds and even a future pope, describe the rules of heraldic design and the meaning of colours and charges. They also focus on the role of the herald himself, whether he is serving as a political or personal confidant, or organizing a trial by combat. Finally, they outline an imagined history of the office of arms, claiming that the herald's authority could be traced to Julius Caesar, the Trojan hero Hector, or even the god Dionysus. These texts, little known in contemporary scholarship, provide valuable insight into the intellectual and visual culture of fifteenth-century chivalric society
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YDX
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moll, Richard J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heraldry
  • Heralds
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A heraldic miscellany: : fifteenth-century treatise on blazon and the office of arms in English and Scots, edited by Richard J. Moll
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-266) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988766959
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781781382486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
A heraldic miscellany: : fifteenth-century treatise on blazon and the office of arms in English and Scots, edited by Richard J. Moll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988766959
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781781382486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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