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Eight Centuries of the Slovak Heraldry
Osem Storocí Slovenskej Heraldiky
by Ladislav Vrtel

Eight Centuries of the Slovak Heraldry
Osem Storocí Slovenskej Heraldiky
by Ladislav Vrtel

Heraldry, the system of armorial symbols, has been international in scope since its beginnings in the twelfth century. While the rules for creation of heraldic symbols were generally universal, regional differences in conditions gave rise to a rich variety of artistic expression in the depiction of national and family crests.

This beautifully illustrated edition traces the development of heraldry in the territory of Slovakia from the pre-heraldic period of the sixth to the tenth centuries to twentieth century.

Color illustrations throughout the book.

Slovak text with English summaries.

Co-publication of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. and Matica Slovenska

550 color illustrations, 296 pp. (1999)

The book is now out of print in it's North American edition.

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