A Guide to British Medieval Seals by P.D.A. Harvey

By P.D.A. Harvey

In medieval Britain the seal was once, for a few 300 years, the way in which such a lot records have been authenticated. Seals and seal impressions are priceless as facts in difficulties of social and fiscal heritage, the heritage of paintings, legislations, and international relations, yet to this point they've got now not been completely mentioned. during this groundbreaking paintings the authors research all kinds of seal used for authenticating records - their improvement, layout, and use - as regards to modern files. An index of mottoes and inscriptions offers important and functional assist in selecting seals in different collections.

The quantity is considerable with illustrations, in most cases depicting seals from the broad collections of The British Library and the general public list workplace, London. Designed to fill a long-standing hole within the literature, this lucid creation to British medieval seals is geared toward graduate scholars, archivists, historians, and an individual attracted to medieval records and artefacts.

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