SMH 14

Andrea Stieldorf (ed.), Macht und Herrschaft im Siegel- und Münzbild (Studien zu Macht und Herrschaft 14), Göttingen 2021.

SMH_014Collected contributions to three workshops of the sub-project "The king’s image. Macht and Herrschaft in the seals and coins of the East-Frankish and German kings and emperors (936–1250)" (PI: Prof. Dr. Andrea Stieldorf) that took place in Bonn in November 2017, March 2019 and October 2019.

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Images of emperors, kings and princes on seals and coins, but also in literary texts can provide important insights into common ideas of Herrschaft as well as into strategies used to represent certain rulers. While these images may be depictions showing the sovereign’s body in festive garments and with his insignia, they may also be emblematic representations such as coats of arms. However, very often there is a connection between these images and textual elements, such as literary texts in manuscripts which are accompanied by illustrations or the legends on seals and coins. For instance, this volume provides the first in-depth analysis of the inscriptions and legends on the royal German seals of the high middle ages. It demonstrates the opportunities afforded by an iconographic approach, for example when analysing coin designs or the ways in which female Herrschaft may be depicted in a visual medium. Again and again, it becomes apparent that visualising concepts of Herrschaft work in similar ways across the different media in which they are addressed.

 

Contents:

  • Andrea Stieldorf, Urraca, Mathilda, Konstanze und Co. Königinnen des 12. und beginnenden 13. Jahrhunderts im Münzbild, 11–38.
  • Torsten Fried, Lindwurm, Stier und Greif. Herrscherliche Münzbilder im südlichen Ostseeraum um 1200, 39–65.
  • Sebastian Steinbach, Monetäre Herrschaftszeichen. Insignien königlicher Macht auf europäischen Münzen des Hochmittelalters (ca. 1050–1250), 67–99.
  • Hubert Emmerig, Die Salzburger Münzprägung um das Jahr 1000. Denare, Münzprivileg, Interpretation, 101–136.
  • Elke Brüggen/Jasmin Leuchtenberg, Weibliche Herrschaft in Text und Bild. Überlegungen zum ›Eneasroman‹ Heinrichs von Veldeke, 137–201.
  • Harald Drös, Text und Anordnung der Inschriften in Herrschersiegeln des 10. bis 13. Jahrhunderts, 203–242.
  • Karina Kellermann, Gerupfte Adler und kämpfende Löwen. Wappenallegorien in der deutschsprachigen politischen Kleindichtung, 243–280.
  • Francesca Soffientino, Staufersiegel. Vorlage, Bildtradition und Nachleben, 281–309.
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