Identity, Status and State Intervention in Early Modern Heraldry
Edited by Steven Thiry and Luc Duerloo
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social use and changing character of armorial display in the early modern
Early modern heraldry was far from a nostalgic remnant from a feudal past. From the Reformation to the French Revolution, aspiring men seized on these signs to position themselves in a changing society, imbuing heraldic tradition with fresh meaning. Whereas post-medieval developments are all too often described in terms of decadence and stifling formality, recent studies rightly stress the dynamic capacity of bearing arms.
Hierarchies aims to correct
former misconceptions. Contributing authors rethink the influence of shifting
notions of nobility on armorial display and expand this topic to heraldry’s
share in shaping and contesting status. Moreover, addressing a common thread, the
volume explores how emerging states turned the heraldic experience into an
instrument of power and policy. Contributing to debates on social and noble
identity, Heraldic Hierarchies
uncovers a vital and surprising aspect of the pre-modern hierarchical world.
Contributors: Richard Cust (University of Birmingham), Dominique Delgrange (Lille), Luc Duerloo (University of Antwerp), Joseph McMillan (Alexandria VA), Camille Pollet (Université de Nantes), Antoine Robin (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Simon Rousselot (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Clément Savary (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Hamish Scott (Jesus College, Oxford), Steven Thiry (University of Antwerp), José Manuel Valle Porras (Universidad de Córdoba), Nicolas Vernot (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
Format: Edited volume - paperback
Size: 234 × 156 mm
Publication: June 01, 2021
Steven Thiry, PhD, is a voluntary member of ‘Power in History: Centre for Political History’ of the University of Antwerp.