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Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind and Current Issues of European Sigillography

by Karel Maráz

The first part of the paper focuses on the specific monograph entitled Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind, which will also include the edition of sigillographic material from this particular period. The model and content of the publication was already presented in 2000 (Sborník archivních prací 50, 2000, pp. 460-473) and the work on it is still continuing. From the particularities of Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind, it is necessary to point out that alongside the corpus of seals of the diplomatic material, covered in the CDB edition, it will also include seal matrices in state institutions and private ownership, as well as incomplete matrices until 1310. It will contain not only deperditum seals, whose form is known by means of for instance earlier photographs or casts, but also those which are currently referred to merely in corroboration of instruments. In this case, however, one needs to be particularly cautious, as it has been sufficiently demonstrated that the information in the corroboration may not always correspond to reality. With great caution, however, the Corpus also needs to cover the seals mentioned in formularies. The monograph will also include seals released from the written document and stored separately in institutions, as well as seals mentioned in other than diplomatic (mainly narrative) sources, provided that meet the temporal and territorial delimitation of the Corpus. It will also include medieval and modern counterfeits, while also mentioning newer seals attached to acts. Corpus of Bohemian Seals until the Accession of John the Blind and Current Issues of European Sigillography weiterlesen