This informative book looks not only at the medieval world in which heraldry thrived , but also at its language, the elaborate system of coded messages it conveyed, and its inextricable link with chivalry. Featuring more than 700 illustrations, it also covers both the larger aspects of heraldry and everyday heraldic uses, and contains a comprehensive glossary. The international uses of heraldry and the way different countries have interpreted it are also included. Most of Europe and the Americas are covered as well as Scandinavia, Africa and Japan. Novices and experts alike will benefit from the breadth of the content of this masterly history. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesAn expertly informed look at all aspects of heraldry. Examines the history of heraldry from medieval tournaments to modern applications around the world. Includes a detailed and easily understood explanation of the language of heraldry. Lavishly illustrated throughout, including fascinating archive material, and specially commissioned artworks. This volume is the most international study of heraldry for a generation. Well known for his irreverent lectures, which bring obscure historical subjects to vibrant life, Stephen Slater's book is sure to appeal as much to the general reader as the enthusiast.‚ Baz Manning, Society of Heraldic Artists.
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