This book offers a panorama of the evolution of genealogical trees and the way they are presented in a series of illustrations from the 11th to the 18th century. Most of them come from the library of Angers which possesses the oldest French genealogy in tree form.
It also explains the role and the power of genealogies: for example the 'political manipulation' of the genealogical trees of kings, the social strategies, etc.
Author : Marc-Edouard Gautier
Publisher : Editions Ouest-France (octobre 2008)
Collection : Beaux livres Ouest-France
Language : French
ISBN-13 : 9782737346200
Dimensions : 33,2 x 21,7 x 2,3 cm