Medieval Heraldry

Medieval Heraldry

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A guide to the origins, use and role of heraldic devices, focusing especially on their military usage and for identification purposes. The many different designs and mythical or everyday beasts used are portrayed in many wonderful illustrations.
A guide to the origins, use and role of heraldic devices, focusing especially on their military usage and for identification purposes. The many different designs and mythical or everyday beasts used are portrayed in many wonderful illustrations.

McMillan Palgrave
Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic, from simple geometric patterns to elaborate mythological beasts, this fascinating work by Terence Wise explores the origins and appearance of medieval heraldic devices in an engagingly readable style accompanied by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2000
ISBN: 9781841761060
1841761060
Branch Call Number: 929.60902 W7548m 2000
Characteristics: 48 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), coats of arms ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hook, Richard - Illustrator

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