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'''Heraldry''' is the medieval art and science that deals with the creation, use, and recognition of visual displays that identify an individual person, guild, town, office or other entity. This was typically done through much of the Middle Ages using a painted shield which bore a (largely) unique arrangement of division lines, and objects known as "charges". Early in the Medieval period, this "coat of arms" was unique to an individual, only becoming associated with a family in the late Renaissance.
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'''Heraldry''' is the [[medieval]] [[A&S|art and science]] that deals with the creation, use, and recognition of visual displays that identify an individual person, [[guild]], [[town]], [[officer|office]] or other entity. This was typically done through much of the [[Middle Ages]] using a [[paint]]ed [[shield]] which bore a (largely) unique arrangement of [[Line_divisions|division lines]], and objects known as "[[charges]]". Early in the Medieval [[period]], this "[[coat of arms]]" was unique to an individual, only becoming associated with a family in the late [[Renaissance]].
  
In the SCA, Heraldry is concerned with ceremonies and Courts, the crying of announcements and proclaimations, the pomp and circumstance of the Tournament, and the authentication and registration of members' persona names and arms or badges. These areas of interest give rise to the terms "Court Heraldry", "Field (or List) Heraldry" and "Book Heraldry".  
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In modern and period worlds, heraldry tends to be governed by the [[laws|rules]] set by the [[herald]]s of the [[College of Arms]].
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== Heraldry in the SCA ==
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In the [[SCA]], heraldry is concerned with [[ceremony|ceremonies]] and [[Court]]s, the crying of announcements and proclaimations, the pomp and circumstance of the [[Tournament]], and the authentication and registration of [[member]]s' [[persona]] [[names]] and [[arms]] or [[badge]]s. These areas of interest give rise to the terms "[[court heraldry]]" and "field (or list) heraldry" (both also known as "[[voice heraldry]]") and "[[book heraldry]]" (which also includes the background work and research in arranging ceremonies).
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The SCA [[symbol]] for a [[herald]] is ''"[[Vert]], two straight [[trumpet]]s [[in saltire]], [[bell]]s [[in chief]], [[Or]]."''.
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The SCA has its own [[College of Arms]].
  
 
== Book Heraldry ==
 
== Book Heraldry ==
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*[[Italian Names]]
 
*[[Italian Names]]
  
====See Also====
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''See also:''
 
 
 
*[[alternate titles]]
 
*[[alternate titles]]
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*[http://www.s-gabriel.org/ Academy of Saint Gabriel] - Medieval name research
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*[[attributed arms]] -- some medieval fictions
  
 
== Court and Ceremonies ==
 
== Court and Ceremonies ==
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* [http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Vocal.htm VOCAL HERALDRY: A General Overview] (See section on Court Heraldry)
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* [http://www.modaruniversity.org/Protocol.htm#Ceremonies Ceremonies]
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== List-Field Heraldry ==
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* [http://www.modaruniversity.org/vocal.htm VOCAL HERALDRY: A General Overview] (See section on Field Heraldry)
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== External Links ==
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=== General Heraldry ===
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*Francois Velde's [http://www.heraldica.org/ Heraldica]
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*[http://www.heraldica.org/topics/glossary/atlas.htm Heraldic Atlas] - Clickable atlas of heraldic charges
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=== SCA Heraldry ===
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*[http://www.sca.org/heraldry SCA Heraldry Site]
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*[http://www.modaruniversity.org/Heraldry.htm Modar's Heraldry Page]
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=== Rolls of Arms - SCA ===
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* [http://www.modaruniversity.org/Heraldry2.htm#Rolls Armorials of SCA Heraldry]  - Heraldry of SCA Kingdoms, Principalities, Regions & Groups
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* [http://www.aeheralds.net/rolls/index.php Æthelmearc Roll of Arms]
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* [http://badger.cx/heraldry/roll/ An Tir Roll of Arms]  3rd On-line Kingdom Armorial
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* [http://www.artemisiarollofarms.com/index.php Artemisia Roll of Arms]
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* [http://roa.sca-caid.org/index.php Caid Roll of Arms]
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* [http://www.calontir.sca.org/herald/armorial/ Calontir Roll of Arms]  1st On-line Kingdom Armorial
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* [http://drachenwald.rollofarms.org/ Drachenwald Roll of Arms]
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* [http://www.sca.org.au/herald/LRoA/index.php Lochac Roll of Arms]
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* [http://northshield.rollofarms.org/ Northshield Roll of Arms]
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* [http://wharrow.outlandsheralds.org/ Outlands Roll of Arms]
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* [http://rolls.westkingdom.org/ West Kingdom Roll of Arms]
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=== Rolls of Arms - Historic ===
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*[http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Heraldry2.htm#Historic Historic Heraldic Rolls of Arms]
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*[http://www.wappenbuch.de/index.htm Siebmacher's Wappenbuch]
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*[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ZurichRoll/ Zurich Roll of Arms: Devices Reconstructed]
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*[http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/mss/lat/misc/e/086.htm Treatises on Heraldry - Bodleian Library (Oxford University)]
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*[http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/mss/top/glouc/d/002.htm Tewkesbury Abbey Book (with Heraldry) - Bodleian Library (Oxford University)]
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*[http://www.tempora-nostra.de/tempora-nostra/manesse.php?id=203 Manesse Codex]
  
== List Heraldry ==
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[[category:Heraldry]]

Latest revision as of 18:45, 25 September 2008

Herald's badge

Heraldry is the medieval art and science that deals with the creation, use, and recognition of visual displays that identify an individual person, guild, town, office or other entity. This was typically done through much of the Middle Ages using a painted shield which bore a (largely) unique arrangement of division lines, and objects known as "charges". Early in the Medieval period, this "coat of arms" was unique to an individual, only becoming associated with a family in the late Renaissance.

In modern and period worlds, heraldry tends to be governed by the rules set by the heralds of the College of Arms.

Heraldry in the SCA

In the SCA, heraldry is concerned with ceremonies and Courts, the crying of announcements and proclaimations, the pomp and circumstance of the Tournament, and the authentication and registration of members' persona names and arms or badges. These areas of interest give rise to the terms "court heraldry" and "field (or list) heraldry" (both also known as "voice heraldry") and "book heraldry" (which also includes the background work and research in arranging ceremonies). The SCA symbol for a herald is "Vert, two straight trumpets in saltire, bells in chief, Or.".

The SCA has its own College of Arms.

Book Heraldry

Devices

Names

See also:

Court and Ceremonies

List-Field Heraldry

External Links

General Heraldry

SCA Heraldry

Rolls of Arms - SCA

Rolls of Arms - Historic