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The Proud Symbolism of Heraldry: Why It Matters; Why It is Fun!

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Published on Oct 9, 2015

A presentation by Laurent Ferri, curator of pre-1800 collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, adjunct associate professor of comparative literature, and member of the graduate field in the Department of Medieval Studies.

Rare and beautiful materials from the Cornell's collections will be on display. They document the importance of heraldry to study wars, tournaments, family dynamics and structures, or social identification and control, but also—and perhaps, more unexpectedly—art patronage, cartography, finance, and even pharmacopoeia in Europe from c. 1150-1550, with particular emphasis on the following regions: England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Spain.

This event is cosponsored by Medieval Studies and Cornell University Library.

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