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The column »Clipeus Croatorum« by Mate Božić at the »Dalmatinski portal«

Mate Božić: »Clipeus Croatorum«

Mate Božić: »Clipeus Croatorum«

Our coleague from Solin, Mate Božić writes for »Dalmatinski portal« (Dalmatian Portal) occasional colum under the title Clipeus Croatorum (Latin for “the shield of Croats”, after the nickname of duke Mladen III Šubića Bribirski – Croatorum clipeus fortis: “curageous shield of Croats”). In the column he writes in popular way on the origins of country coats of arms and on theirrelevance in the modern society. Articles with high quality illustrations published so far (in Croatian):

  1. MATE BOŽIĆ WRITES ON HIS DISCOVERY: The coat of arms of Croatia does not represent a chessboard, but a fortress and stands for the expression the bulwark of Christianity, 22 April 2018.
  2. MATE BOŽIĆ WRITES ON HIS DISCOVERY: The marten in the coat of arms of Slavonia used to be – a lion, 23 April 2018.

  3. MATE BOŽIĆ WRITES ON HIS DISCOVERY: The current coat of arms of Dalmatia was from the 13th until the end of 14th century a personal emblem of Croatian herzogs, 27 April 2018.

  4. How the coats of arms you are seeing on the World Championship jerseys emerged, and why they are dominated with eagles?, 25 June 2018.

  5. CROATIAN FORTRESS ‘ANTE PORTAS’: From Nigerian ‘Super Eagles’ to ‘Galic Roosters’, do you know how and why these names were created?, 14 July 2018.

  6. FROM THE HISTORY CORNER: Who and when devised the name ‘Vatreni’ (The Blazers), and who and when devised the word ‘nogomet’ (football)?, 19 July 2018.

  7. VUČIĆ, READ AND LEARN: A historian epxlained in details since when a chequy field flies in Knin, 13 September 2018.

  8. LEOPARD HEADS: The coat of arms of Dalmatia is found in the coat of arms of teh zagreb County, 2 December 2018.

We are looking forward to the next instalments of the column.

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FIAV (La Fédération Internationale des Associations Vexillologiques) & CIGH (La Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d'Héraldique)
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