Author: Steven Thiry

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Steven Thiry (Antwerp)

Steven Thiry studied History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Leuven (KULeuven) where he graduated in 2010 with a master’s thesis on princely baptisms in the Netherlands (1430-1505). He recently finished a Ph.D dissertation at the University of Antwerp (Power in History. Centre for Political History) dealing with the appropriation of...

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Law Enforcement or Living Heraldry? Assessing the Armorial Function(s) of Heralds in the Long Seventeenth Century (Spanish Monarchy and Archducal Netherlands) (Steven Thiry)

My main interest centres on the political use and appropriation of heraldic symbolism. Although the link between heralds and the armorial field is highly problematic for the middle ages, it is my conviction that the shape shifting figure of the early modern herald can be approached through broader contemporary attitudes about the visual...