Modern Criticism of Earlier Heraldic Sources
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Modern Criticism of Earlier Heraldic Sources
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S207987840012420-1-1
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10.18254/S207987840012420-1
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Daria Staroskolskaia (Ryzhova) 
Affiliation: Institute of World History RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

The main concern of the article is the reevaluation of significance and potential of earlier heraldic textual sources. In opposition to “classic” views of purposes and authorship of first armorials, narrative sources of non-heraldic character may change our ideas of heraldic environment of the 13th century. The fact that correct blazon can be found in a number of poems and romances can be interpreted as a proof that heraldic knowledge was available not only to heralds, as it is now widely accepted, but also to the poets who could use it for their literary goals. And what is of more importance it suggests that the audience was able to perceive the blazon in the text and probably it was their demand.

Keywords
heraldry, coat of arms, blazon, 13th century, medieval romance, Chrétien de Troyes, Huon de Mery, Jacque Bretel
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07.07.2020
Publication date
15.10.2020
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