European Orders and Decorations to 1945 (Shire Library)

European Orders and Decorations to 1945 (Shire Library)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 112 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780747806707
  • DDC分類 929.71094

Full Description


Since the early Middle Ages, the royal families of Europe have rewarded loyal service with a wide range of Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. Although many ancient Orders have fallen into disuse over time, many European states continue to award Orders for distinguished service and the exquisite badges and decorative objects are studied and collected widely. Expert medal collector Peter Duckers describes the range of European Orders conferred before 1945, some of which stretch back hundreds of years. A brief introduction to a fascinating subject, this is an ideal reference book for anyone interested in collecting these rare and valuable objects.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       5  (9)
The orders 14 (1)
Albania 14 (1)
Andorra 15 (1)
Austria 15 (4)
Belgium 19 (2)
Bohemia 21 (1)
Bulgaria 21 (2)
Burgundy 23 (1)
Byzantine Empire 24 (1)
Courland 24 (1)
Croatia 24 (1)
Czechoslovakia 25 (1)
Denmark 26 (2)
Ephemeral or International Orders 28 (1)
Estonia 29 (1)
Finland 29 (2)
France 31 (5)
Germany: the German States 36 (1)
Germany: the German Empire 37 (1)
Germany: the Third Reich 38 (3)
Great Britain 41 (6)
Greece 47 (2)
The Holy Land 49 (1)
Hungary 50 (1)
Iceland 51 (1)
Ireland 52 (1)
Italy: the Italian States 52 (1)
Italy 52 (4)
Latvia 56 (1)
Liechtenstein 57 (1)
Lithuania 57 (1)
Luxembourg 58 (2)
Malta 60 (1)
Monaco 61 (1)
Montenegro 62 (1)
The Netherlands 63 (2)
Norway 65 (1)
Poland 66 (1)
Portugal 67 (4)
Prussia 71 (2)
Romania 73 (3)
The Russian Empire 76 (5)
San Marino 81 (1)
Serbia 82 (3)
Slovakia 85 (1)
Sovereign Orders 85 (1)
Spain 85 (6)
Sweden 91 (2)
Switzerland 93 (1)
Turkey 93 (3)
Ukraine 96 (1)
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 96 (7)
The Vatican 103(2)
Yugoslavia 105(3)
Further Reading 108(3)
Collecting Orders and Decorations 111(1)
Index 112