Issued by Školska knjiga, the new book titled “Povijest hrvatskog grba” (The History of the Croatian Arms) by our esteemed members Dubravka Peić Čaldarović and Nikša Stančić was published recently. Our sincere congratulation. Here we translate the publishers description:
red first field, 5×5 squares, crown at the top: it was not always so!
Discover all the changes of the arms through the Croatian history!
The Croatian arms is the symbol of the Croatian national, political and cultural identity, but its history was so far known to only a limited circle of professions. This book, for the first time, based on the scientific, detailed and systematic work, talks about the changes and phases of development of the Croatian arms in the sociopolitical contexts in which it emerged and developed. Testifying the use of the arms as a symbol of the political and cultural identity of the Croatian people, the authors leads us though detailed and complex historiographic analysis of the heraldic symbols of the historical areas of the central Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia, as well as Dubrovnik and Istria.
The book may be ordered from the publisher at www.skolskaknjiga.hr at promotional on-line price 315 kn (regular price 350 kn).