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Early Blazon : Heraldic Terminology in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries with Special Refere - Gerard J. Brault

Early Blazon

Heraldic Terminology in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries with Special Refere

Hardcover Published: 9th January 1998
ISBN: 9780851157115
Number Of Pages: 321

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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.

List of Plates
List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Scope of the Present Workp. 1
The Study of Early Blazonp. 3
Heraldic Art and Pre-Classic Blazonp. 5
The Formulation of Classic Blazonp. 5
Further Characteristics of Classic Blazonp. 15
Literature and Heraldryp. 18
Heraldic Flatteryp. 19
Canting and Symbolic Armsp. 23
Allusive Armsp. 26
Plain Armsp. 29
Black Knights, Green Knights, Red Knights, etc.p. 31
The Arms of Brittanyp. 35
Arthurian Heraldryp. 37
History, Heraldry, and Literaturep. 52
Arrangement of Items in the Present Glossaryp. 55
Orthographical and Grammatical Considerationsp. 56
Table I. Chief Terms Listed In the Present Glossaryp. 59
Table II. Additional French and English Terms Provided In the Notesp. 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 textsp. 104
Table III. Coats of Arms Identified By Namep. 289
Appendix to the 1997 Editionp. 299
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780851157115
ISBN-10: 0851157114
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 321
Published: 9th January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition