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Title The herald in late medieval Europe / edited by Katie Stevenson
Published Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 206 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. Introduction / Katie Stevenson -- 2. The development of the Office of Arms in England, c. 1413-1485 / Jackson Webster Armstrong -- 3. Ancient precedent or Tudor fiction? Garter King of Arms and the Pronouncements of Thomas, Duke of Clarence / Adrian Ailes -- 4. Jurisdiction, authority and professionalisation: The Officers of Arms of Late Medieval Scotland / Katie Stevenson -- 5. The March of Brittany and its heralds in the Later Middle Ages / Michael Jones -- 6. City heralds in the Burgundian Low Countries / Franck Andre Viltart and Henri Simonneau -- 7. King of Arms of the Ruwieren: a secial function in the German Empire / Wim van Anrooij -- 8. Heraldry, heralds and politics in the Republic of Florence in the Late Middle Ages / Laura Cirri -- 9. Tournaments, heraldry and heralds in the Kingdom of Poland in the Late Middle Ages / Bogdan Wojciech Brzustowicz and Katie Stevenson -- 10. Time when 'fools and dwarfs were highly esteemed'? Seeking the Late Medieval Scandinavian herald / Alexia Grosjean
Summary The officers of arms [kings of arms, heralds and pursuivants] have often been overlooked by scholars of late medieval elite society. Yet as officers of the crown, ducal courts or noble families, they played important parts in a number of areas. They were crucial to foreign and domestic relations, and chivalric culture; and, of course, they were to become the powerbrokers of heraldic symbols and genealogy. However, despite the high levels at which they operated, their roles in these areas remain largely unexplored, with scholarship tending to focus on the science of heraldry rather than the heralds themselves. This collection aims to remedy that neglect. The contributions cover a range of European regions [particularly Florence, Scandinavia, Poland, the German Empire, the Burgundian Low Countries, Brittany, Scotland and England] and discuss the diverse roles and experiences of heralds in the late Middle Ages"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Heraldry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
HISTORY -- Medieval.
REFERENCE -- Genealogy.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Stevenson, Katie, editor
ISBN 184615734X