Chapter 2: The “Story” of Heralds: Development of the Office (from 12th to 18th c.)

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April 17, 2014

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History of heralds

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Torsten Hiltmann, « Chapter 2: The “Story” of Heralds: Development of the Office (from 12th to 18th c.) », History of heralds, ID : 10670/1.z4louu


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Chapter two shall give a first synthesis of the development of this office from its start at the tournaments of the 12th century in northwest Europe, its later spread all over the continent, to its further development until the end of the ancient regime. Even if they took place quite differently, there is apparently a common pattern of breaks in this history of office concerning the recruitment of heralds, their social background and their ascent into nobility – which, of course, is all also ...

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