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Claustro afonsino Batalha

“Elementos de uma cultura dinástica e visual: os sinais heráldicos e emblemáticos do rei D. Duarte” is the title of the text that João Bernardo Galvão Teles, partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, published in co-authorship with Miguel Metelo de Seixas, president of the Instituto Português de Heráldica, in a collection of studies dedicated to that monarch of the fifteenth century.

With the title D. Duarte and his time: Art, Culture and Spirituality, having been coordinated by Catarina Fernandes Barreira and Miguel Metelo de Seixas, this book also counts with the cooperation of several other specialists, such as Manuela Santos Silva, Margarida Garcez Ventura, Maria de Lurdes Rosa, Pedro Flor and Saul António Gomes.

The edition resulted from a partnership between the Institute for Medieval Studies, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa with the Lusíada Centre of Genealogical Studies, Historical Heraldry and the Lusíada University of Lisbon and was presented at the present date in a session held at the centennial Ferin bookshop, in Chiado, Lisbon.

 

Armas Misericordia Alenquer

During the last monthly academic meeting of the Instituto Português de Heráldica, the latest issue of Weapons and Trophies was presented, a publication that started in 1932 and that in this volume, for the year 2013, honours the former chancellor of that Institute, José Bénard Guedes, who passed away in September of 2012.

This edition includes contributions by João Bernardo Galvão Teles and Lourenço Correia de Matos, partners LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, who signed the first article “As armas da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Alenquer: devoção e milagre numa composição heráldica de mestre Bénard Guedes”, and the second “José Bénard Guedes Salgado (1931-2012) – Notas bio-bibliográficas” and “Subsídios para a descendência do desembargador Rui Dias de Castro – Um aditamento aos nobiliários” (co-authored with José António Reis).