The Sun and the Lion as Symbols of the Republic of Macedonia A Heraldic and Vexillological Analysis

Jovan Jonovski

The sun and the lion have been competing symbols of Macedonia for centuries. This is seen especially during the choosing of symbols for the coat of arms and flag of the (Peoples/Socialist) Republic of Macedonia. This book shows the history of these symbols and explains the process of choosing the symbols for the flag and coat of arms, including their many changes and the efforts to devise a coat of arms in heraldic form. Today the sun appears in the national coat of arms and on the flag, as well as in the national anthem. Its popularity as a national symbol is also seen in Macedonian municipal coats of arms, where it is the most frequent charge.

ISBN  978-1-4507-2437-1

Danvers, Massachusetts 01923 USA
Price: US $15 (plus shipping)