page by page from front to back. Our orientation toward the structure of the book makes it pos-
sible to mark up accompanying texts and commentary and the like.We also indicate the language
of these texts - German, Latin, and so forth. Therefore, we have arranged features specific to
emblems as well as the general structural features of the book in divisions which are character-
ized according to attributes such as "Buchspiegel," intention, title page, dedication, section, etc.
The headings of the sections were captured, as was the language of the individual components.
Th e S t ru c t u re o f t h e E m b l e m
We base the three-part ideal type - motto, pictura, and subscriptio - on the structure of the
emblem itself.As a division the motto is included along with the details of the language in which
it is written and the details of the emblem which accompanies it.The unit emblem is character-
ized by the identifier "e" plus the Emblem-Number, and it is referenced by the attribute "next."
The attribute "corresp" clearly refers to the digitized facsimile, to the corresponding image.
The pictura is encoded through keywords, or "Bildschlagwörter,""bsw."We use single term key-
words, which are oriented toward ICONCLASS.
Our project dispensed with ICONCLASS encod-
ing, although this can be added later. Engraved text in the pictura is included as a "Bildstichwort."
Illustration 2: XML struc-
ture for Emblem 2,"In pace
quæ belli sunt" from Issel-
burg's Emblemata Politica
(shelfmark Uk 40), Herzog
Illustration 3: Subject
indexing for an Emblem
2."In pace quæ belli sunt"
from Isselburg's Emblemata
Politica, Herzog August
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