Early Blazon: Heraldic Terminology in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries with Special Refere / Edition 2

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Overview

Early Blazon traces the evolution of heraldic terminology from its beginnings — the second quarter of the 12th century to about the year 1300. It analyses the use of coats of arms in literary texts of the period and elucidates such phenomena as allusive, canting and symbolic arms, studying the semantic evolution of the terms and phrases which have survived in today's blazon, and establishing that coats were consistently attributed to certain Arthurian characters from the early 13th century onwards. The glossary defines and gives complete references for every word and phrase utilised in heraldy down to 1300; each term, with its synonyms and its phraseology, is analysed historically and philologically. The introduction covers related topics like heraldic art and pre-classic blazon, the emergence of classic blazon, literature and heraldry, heraldic flattery, plain arms, and history and heraldry. Reissued to coincide with the publication of Professor Brault's edition of The Rolls of Arms of Edward I (1272-1307), this new edition of Early Blazonincludes in a new appendix additions and corrections reflecting more than a quarter of a century of advances in the study of heraldic terminology. GERARD J. BRAULTis Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of French and Medieval Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851157115
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/9/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 321
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Scope of the Present Work 1
2 The Study of Early Blazon 3
3 Heraldic Art and Pre-Classic Blazon 5
4 The Formulation of Classic Blazon 5
5 Further Characteristics of Classic Blazon 15
6 Literature and Heraldry 18
7 Heraldic Flattery 19
8 Canting and Symbolic Arms 23
9 Allusive Arms 26
10 Plain Arms 29
11 Black Knights, Green Knights, Red Knights, etc. 31
12 The Arms of Brittany 35
13 Arthurian Heraldry 37
14 History, Heraldry, and Literature 52
15 Arrangement of Items in the Present Glossary 55
16 Orthographical and Grammatical Considerations 56
Table I. Chief Terms Listed In the Present Glossary 59
Table II. Additional French and English Terms Provided In the Notes 99
Glossary of heraldic terms and phrases in the thirteenth-century French and Anglo-Norman rolls of arms together with a list of such expressions found in a representative number of twelfth- and thirteenth-century French literary texts 104
Table III. Coats of Arms Identified By Name 289
Appendix to the 1997 Edition 299
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