Une pierre d'aimant qui attire tout. un savoir disputé: L'héraldique au Portugal au XVIIe siècle, 

Translated title of the contribution: A magnet stone that attracts everything. : Heraldry in Portugal in the 17th century, a disputed knowledge

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Abstract

In the 17th century, the production of heraldic works in Portugal was abundant but controversial. These controversies rested mainly on the monopoly issues that the heralds in the service of the Crown wanted to reserve for themselves in these matters. Heraldic knowledge formed a complex discourse justifying the political and social order, reflecting the ideal image of society and at the same time pretending to correct its defects. The rivalry between royal officers and private individuals made visible the precarious balance between the Crown and the different social forces that sought to appropriate this matter, in the context of the Iberian Union and then, after 1640, with the restoration of the independence under the house of Braganza.
Translated title of the contributionA magnet stone that attracts everything. : Heraldry in Portugal in the 17th century, a disputed knowledge
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)63-78
Number of pages16
JournalDix-Septieme Siecle
Volume291
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Heraldry
  • Heralds
  • History of knowledge
  • Iconography of power
  • Political
  • Portugal
  • Social conflicts

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