The English edition of the doctoral thesis by Željko Heimer was issued under the title “Exploring Vexillology through Military Unit Flags” published by HGZD and distributed though the American publishing house Lulu specialized for the print-on-demand. The issue was edited by Edward B. Kay, under whose guidance the book represents a real gem in any library of flag research lovers. From the distributor web site:
This book presents vexillology as an interdisciplinary scientific field in which sociology has an important role, and it highlights the importance of vexillological research as a sociological tool for research into aspects of social reality. It presents a theoretical framework of vexillology, expressed through, among others, the 19 principles of vexillology articulated by Whitney Smith. The framework was applied to the modern Croatian military unit flags, researching over 350 flags, exploring an important aspect of military identity in modern Croatia. The author is president of the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association (HGZD), editor of its journal, Grb i zastava, and a lieutenant colonel in the Croatian Armed Forces. The editor is the past longtime editor of the North American Vexillological Association’s journal Raven. Richly illustrated with well over 200 flag images in full color, this book belongs on the bookshelves of lovers of flags, militaria, and Croatian history.
Exploring Vexillology through Military Unit Flags
with an analysis of Croatian Armed Forces Flags during and after the 1991–1995 Homeland War.
An adaptation of a doctoral thesis in sociology successfully defended in 2013 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies of the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Number of pages: 188