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Rare book about flags and banners added to fund of Penza regional library

14:35 | 28.02.2017 | Culture

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Penza, 28 February 2017. PenzaNews. The book of a famous military historian Vladimir Zvegintsov "Banners and standards of the Russian Army (the 16th century – the 1914 year) and marine flags" was added to the fund of rare books of the Penza regional Lermontov library.

Rare book about flags and banners added to fund of Penza regional library

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The book is the only fundamental study of old Russian banners and standards, which gives a reader a detailed description of them and information about formation, movement and fate of military regalia of the given period.

The edition contains over 1,000 colour pictures of different flags. It represents banners of famous guard and field units, as well as banners of less noted garrison, reserve and local units and flags of educational institutions.

The illustrations were reproduced by reprinting, that is by scanning the author's pictures.

The book is the first colour printed edition of the Vladimir Zvegintsov's work.

The preface to the work of the author who lived in exile was translated into Russian and French.

The edition is intended not only for specialists and historians but also for a wider circle of readers, the website of the cultural institution states.

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