Friday, February 18, 2011
During the past week I have spent some time googling and skimmed through about six pages of the ten or more pages of results. I have learned which words to enter to limit my search so that I will not be sifting through so many medical proceedures that involve the fleur-de-lis. Through the google scholar I have come across two books which I am in the process of recieving through an inter library loan (ILL) with the UVU library (which by the way is free.) I have also found a few articles, which I am reading through while I wait for the ILL's to come in, on a search under art, film, and theatre listing of the article search available on UVU's library website. Through reading some of these articles I have learned that the fleur-de-lis image predates Louis XIV, who reigned during the sevententh century, and shows up during the twelth century and possibly earlier. The fleur-de-lis image appeared on french coins at one point and I have been given a lead to look into heraldry which will take this search further.