The № 29 of »Grb i zastava« was printed, in its Volume XV, soon to be posted to abonoments addresses. Additional copies of the GiZ you may order from Leykam International. We copy here from the »Editorial«:
A totally unbelievable year has passed, and we are still trapped by a global pandemic. We are somewhat accustomed to the meetings via video conferencing systems, but the light at the end of the tunnel is looming and we are preparing for new achievements and hope to resume live meetings in the fall and we are planning for next year.
This 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Croatian independence and the 15th anniversary of our society. Whether there will still be opportunities to celebrate these significant anniversaries appropriately this year, or whether we will have to postpone them to next year, is hard to say at this point, as it is difficult to plan anything else. But we will not lose heart because of that and you will see that our collaborators were diligent again. This issue consists almost entirely of columns we started in earlier issues.
Galović writes extensively about Ivo Banac, the Croatian-American historian who made a quantitatively modest but significant contribution to the Croatian heraldic heritage in the 19th installment to the Lexicon, which we have been reading for ten years, and Todorović brings us the 8th installment of the vexillological analysis of Adriatic portolans, where he analyses maps that appeared after he started writing his column five years ago. The period is almost an eternity in terms of digitizing archival material on the Internet. Kuščić’s new article on the Brač nobility is
also welcome, and Peran has prepared the second part of the text on oddities of the Eastern Adriatic heraldry. Dijana Nazor Čorda introduces us to the 12th iteration of the Zagreb Festival of Artistic Flags, which last year grew into an independent event. In the 8th installment of his review of Croatian military flags, Horvat presents those of the rulers of the second half of the 15th and first half of the 16th century.
Finally, we present a long-awaited and valuable book that completes a series of works by Božić and Ćosić, which provides a new aspect to the theses on the origin of Croatian historical coats of arms. Through the pages of this issue, you will also find several
“Flashes” with short articles about coats of arms and flags from the media. We invite you to notify us of possible contributions for this section during the year.
Most of all, stay healthy and happy, and I hope you enjoy reading GiZ,
The table of contents of this and previous issues see at »Grb i zastava« – Contents.