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Heraldic Emblems
(1,188 words)

A true product of the Middle Ages, the coat of arms is a visual symbol whose colors and patterns are determined and described (blazoned) according to the rules of heraldry. It belongs to a single bear…

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Christoph Friedrich Weber, “Heraldic Emblems”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 25 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033771>
First published online: 2016



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