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Seals - Making and Marking Connections across the Medieval World
edited by Brigitte Bedos-Rezak and Carol Symes
Arc Humanities Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-64189-257-5 | Cloth: 978-1-64189-256-8
Library of Congress Classification CD5507.S425 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 737.6

By placing medieval sealing practices in a global and comparative perspective, the essays gathered in this volume challenge the traditional understanding of seals as tools of closure and validation in use since the dawn of civilization. Far from being a universal technique, sealing is revealed as a flexible idiom, selectively deployed to mediate entangled identities: the introduction of Buddhism in early medieval China; the Islamization of Sasanian and Byzantine cultures; even the advancement of diplomacy from northern Europe to Indonesia.

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