Volume I. A comparative analysis of 45 late medieval armorials from six groups named for the lead manuscript or territorial affiliation. Toison d'or (Low Countries), Urfé (France), Bellenville-Gelre (Low Countries), Rineck (Lorraine), Bodensee (Germany), and Ashmole (England).
Methods of analysis, modes of work, relationships, common content, imaginary arms, development over time and space, their use and the people involved in the conception, compilation and execution.
Volume II. Appendices, bibliography.