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This is the definitive guide to international flags- banners- standards and ensigns- with over 1400 illustrations. You can discover the fascinating range of flags throughout the world- including military signs- royal standards- civic flags- ensigns and national flags. It includes the history of flags- charting their origin and development from as early as 3100bc. It examines and explains the symbolism behind flags and how shapes and designs developed through the ages- as well as flag terminology- usage and etiquette. Information on flags of rulers- states- government officials- flags for battle- and naval and civil shipping flags. It includes over 600 flags in current use- each beautifully illustrated- with information on its date of adoption and proportions. Throughout the ages flags have been a means of cultural and national identity- communication- and a means of representation for groups and associations. Compiled by a leading authority this book is a definitive and exhaustive visual reference to international flags- from the largest countries to the smallest states.Split into two sections- the first part of the book presents a fascinating overview of the history of flags- from the 3rd century bc to the 21st century. The second section covers over 600 flags in current use- including a continent-by-continent examination of countries- territories- organizations- individuals and causes. Lavishly illustrated- this book is both a stunning reference book and an invaluable resource. Fascinating and compelling- it offers historical- geographical and political insights into one... Please click here to ask a question
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