Thursday, March 19, 2015

Another New Book on Heraldry

Someday I will have to try to figure out why it is I am so attracted to heraldry, when I clearly cannot afford to buy all of the books that I feel that I must have to learn all that I want to about it.

Okay, enough complaining.  There's a new (well, new to me.  It was published in 2013) book out, Los escudos de armas indígenas de la Colonia al México Independiente edited by Dr. María Castañeda de la Paz and Hans Roskamp, which explored the coats of arms granted to Native Americans in Mexico from the 16th Century.

It looks to be a fascinating book, some 376 pages long, with lots of illustrations and other great stuff.  It is in Spanish, which may be a challenge to some (I probably retain enough of my high school and college Spanish to be able to parse my way through it), but the information in it may make overcoming that challenge worthwhile for those of us for whom Spanish is not our first language.

The book is available from Librería de El Colegio de Michoacán, and can be ordered on-line from their website at

It's on sale right now for 20% off, at $245 plus $18 shipping and handling.

Even on sale, I'm going to have to think about this one some more.  And my birthday is too far away just yet to start hinting to folks what a great gift it would make for me.  But don't let my reticence stop you.  Please feel free to buy it for yourself, and then let me know what I'm missing, and why I should go ahead and bite the bullet and go ahead and get my own copy.

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