Publications: Overview

The Flag Heritage Foundation Monograph and Translation Series was established in 2009 to publish worthy monographs on flags and related subjects, and to translate and publish in English monographs previously appearing only in languages inaccessible to most scholars.

So far six monographs have been published.

  • The Estonian Flag: A Hundred Years of the Blue-Black-White, by Karl Aun (2010).  English translation of the 1984 Estonian original published in Toronto.
  • Emblems of the Indian States, by David F. Phillips (2011). A new taxonomy of the arms of the states of pre-independence India 1860-1947. With more than 32 pages of illustrations.
  • History of the Haitian Flag of Independence, by Odette Roy Fombrun (2013). English translation of the second French edition, published in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1986.
  • The Double Eagle, by David F. Phillips (2014). Original monograph on the two-headed eagle as it has appeared in heraldry and culture over the past 800 years. With 245 illustrations and a new map.
  • Flags and Uniforms of the Oxford College Rowing Societies (2015). Reprint of an illustrated pamphlet published in London in the 1830s.
  • Flags and Emblems of Colombia, by Pedro Julio Dousdebés (2016). First English translation of a monograph published in Colombia in 1937, tracing the evolution of the flags and arms of Colombia from colonial times to 1937. 72 pages, with color covers, a new preface and historical introduction, four maps, 183 new footnotes, the 11 original color plates and 19 more color illustrations, and 25 added monochrome figures.
  • Vexillology as a Social Science, by Željko Heimer. A close examination from a sociological perspective of the question whether vexillology is a social science rather than merely an adjunct to other studies.  An excerpt from the author’s PhD thesis at the University of Zagreb, presented for the first time in English.  72 pages, including scholarly bibliography.

Further publications are planned.  A large part of every edition is distributed at a subsidized price to scholars, and free to libraries and scholarly institutions.

Copies of Foundation publications may be ordered by e-mail.

The Foundation welcomes suggestions for its Publications Program.  To suggest a text for translation, or to submit an original or out-of-print manuscript for consideration, please e-mail the Series Editor.