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by Lawton Stahl
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Corporate Heraldry
Topic: The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 5781

The Book-Burning Arms of the University of Chicago

In the design of the arms of the University of Chicago, "a further study of this design brought forth the objection of English heralds that the position of the book was illogical, that although the phoenix could not be consumed by the flames, the book would be." Ergo, it was determined to put the bo...
by Lawton Stahl
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Crests and the Arms of European Republics
Replies: 2
Views: 4770

Re: Crests and the Arms of European Republics

Lack of crests is not an error Correct. That's why I said "the notion that this is simply an error in blazonry seems unlikely." it is a conscious decision based on local historical traditions Yes, clearly. Anyway, if anyone who is knowledgeable on this topic could elucidate on the reason all Europe...
by Lawton Stahl
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civic Heraldry
Topic: Crests and the Arms of European Republics
Replies: 2
Views: 4770

Crests and the Arms of European Republics

Why is it that the national arms of many European republics do not have crests? I am specifically referring to the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Finland, Austria, Germany, Iceland, and Slovakia. In many cases – at least in the case of the Czech Republic and Ireland – they were designed by noted a...