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[[Image:Herald.png|right|Herald's badge]]
'''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 modern and period worlds, heraldry tends to be governed by the [[laws|rules]] set by the [[herald]]s of the [[College of Arms]].
== Heraldry in the SCA ==
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).
The SCA [[symbol]] for a [[herald]] is ''"[[Vert]], two [[cornet]]s in [[saltire]] [[Or]]"''.
The SCA has its own [[College of Arms]].
== Book Heraldry ==
=== [[Device]]s ===
*[[Line divisions]]
**[[Animals (Heraldry)|Animals]]
***[[Heraldic beast]]s
**[[Plants as heraldic charges|Plants]]
**[[Body parts as heraldic charges|Body parts]]
**[[Weapons as heraldic charges|Weapons]]
**[[Buildings as heraldic charges|Buildings]]
**[[General objects as heraldic charges|General objects]]
**[[Geometric shapes as heraldic charges|Geometric shapes]]
*[[Heraldic achievement]]
=== [[Names]] ===
*[[Byzantine Names]]
*[[Old English Names]]
*[[Norse Names]]
*[[Old German Names]]
*[[French Names]]
*[[Italian Names]]
''See also:''
*[[alternate titles]]
*[http://www.s-gabriel.org/ Academy of Saint Gabriel] - Medieval name research
*[[attributed arms]] -- some medieval fictions
== Court and Ceremonies ==
* [http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Vocal.htm VOCAL HERALDRY: A General Overview] (See section on Court Heraldry)
== List-Field Heraldry ==
* [http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Vocal.htm VOCAL HERALDRY: A General Overview] (See section on Field Heraldry)
== External Links ==
=== General Heraldry ===
*Francois Velde's [http://www.heraldica.org/ Heraldica]
*[http://www.heraldica.org/topics/glossary/atlas.htm Heraldic Atlas] - Clickable atlas of heraldic charges
=== SCA Heraldry ===
*[http://www.sca.org/heraldry SCA Heraldry Site]
*[http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Heraldry.htm Modar's Heraldry Page]
=== Rolls of Arms - SCA ===
* [http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Heraldry2.htm#Rolls Armorials of SCA Heraldry] - Heraldry of SCA Kingdoms, Principalities, Regions & Groups
* [http://www.aeheralds.net/rolls/index.php Æthelmearc Roll of Arms]
* [http://badger.cx/heraldry/roll/ An Tir Roll of Arms] 3rd On-line Kingdom Armorial
* [http://heraldry.griffin-dor.org/Ansteorra/ Ansteorra Roll of Arms]
* [http://heraldry.griffin-dor.org/Artemisia/index.php Artemisia Roll of Arms]
* [http://www.geocities.com/dakea/ Calontir Roll of Arms] 1st On-line Kingdom Armorial
* [http://drachenwald.rollofarms.org/ Drachenwald Roll of Arms]
* [http://www.sca.org.au/herald/LRoA/index.php Lochac Roll of Arms]
* [http://pennon.org/armorial/ Meridies Roll of Arms] 2nd On-line Kingdom Armorial
* [http://northshield.rollofarms.org/ Northshield Roll of Arms]
* [http://wharrow.outlandsheralds.org/ Outlands Roll of Arms]
* [http://rolls.westkingdom.org/ West Kingdom Roll of Arms]
=== Rolls of Arms - Historic ===
*[http://www2.kumc.edu/itc/staff/rknight/Heraldry2.htm#Historic Historic Heraldic Rolls of Arms]
*[http://www.wappenbuch.de/index.htm Siebmacher's Wappenbuch]
*[http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ZurichRoll/ Zurich Roll of Arms: Devices Reconstructed]
*[http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/mss/lat/misc/e/086.htm Treatises on Heraldry - Bodleian Library (Oxford University)]
*[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)]
*[http://www.tempora-nostra.de/tempora-nostra/manesse.php?id=203 Manesse Codex]

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