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dmytryp
11-28-2008, 10:01 PM
Hey, everyone. I am looking for a good resource on heraldics (either in print or on-line form). Any suggestions?

Medievalist
11-28-2008, 10:39 PM
I'd try here:

http://heraldry.sca.org/

The SCA is not a "professional" heraldic organization; the Society for Creative Anachronism makes up estates and titles--but the background information is generally quite solid. The educatonal articles are a good start.

dmytryp
11-28-2008, 10:55 PM
I'd try here:

http://heraldry.sca.org/

The SCA is not a "professional" heraldic organization; the Society for Creative Anachronism makes up estates and titles--but the background information is generally quite solid. The educatonal articles are a good start.
Thanks. Any suggestions for books on the subject?

2Wheels
11-29-2008, 03:09 AM
I have an old one which is probably out of print now, but you could try somewhere like Abebooks.com to find a copy.

HERALDRY by Rosemary Manning. A.C. Black & Co. London. 1966

Gary
11-29-2008, 05:05 AM
Pretty commercial, but you might find some sources here:

http://www.4crests.com/herres.html

Several military sites also show heraldry pertaining to their branch of service, as well as some generic information.

C.bronco
11-29-2008, 05:48 AM
I'd try here:

http://heraldry.sca.org/

The SCA is not a "professional" heraldic organization; the Society for Creative Anachronism makes up estates and titles--but the background information is generally quite solid. The educatonal articles are a good start.
That was my initial reaction. :)
I had a great "class" on heralrdy over McDonalds sausage biscuits one morning, thanks to my friendly SCA peeps.

FinbarReilly
11-29-2008, 06:02 AM
Of course, the jerk in me would ask which heraldry are you looking at...? Keep in mind that any group that had armies also had heraldry, and that some groups had a simpler version. Japanese heraldry, for example works great due to its simplicity.

Unless, of course you want English heraldry....

FR

C.bronco
11-29-2008, 06:04 AM
On a field argent....

IceCreamEmpress
11-29-2008, 06:20 AM
The problem with consulting the SCA is that they're only considering heraldic customs through 1600 (or 1625 or 1650, depending on what the person you're speaking with thinks is the actual remit of the group). There were a lot of changes in English and French heraldry during the 17th and 18th centuries. If you're looking for information about a broader span of time, The Heraldry Society (http://www.theheraldrysociety.com/links/heraldry.htm) is a good place to start.

dmytryp
11-29-2008, 08:01 PM
Thanks to everyone. I am mainly looking for middle ages (up till 15th 16th century) wetern europen heraldry