Early Blazon: Heraldic Terminology in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries with Special Reference to Arthurian Heraldry
Classic study of the rise and flowering of heraldry 12-13c, with Arthurian references.
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.
Scope of the Present Work
The Study of Early Blazon
Heraldic Art and PreClassic Blazon 4 The Formulation of Classic Blazon
Further Characteristics of Classic Blazon
Literature and Heraldry
Canting and Symbolic Arms
A GLOSSARY OF HERALDIC TERMS AND PHRASES in the thirteenthcentury French and AngloNorman rolls rolls of arms together with a list of s...
COATS OF ARMS IDENTIFIED BY NAME APPENDIX TO THE 1997 EDITION xiii
Gooi wo wo wo 23 26 29
Black Knights Green Knights Red Knights
The Arms of Brittany
History Heraldry and Literature
Arrangement of Items in the Present Glossary
Orthographical and Grammatical Considerations
CHIEF TERMS LISTED IN THE PRESENT GLOSSARY
ADDITIONAL FRENCH AND ENGLISH TERMS PRO VIDED IN THE NOTES