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Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 5: The East (continued): Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings

Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 5: The East (continued): Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings

Edited by Eric McGeer, John Nesbitt, and Nicolas Oikonomides

ISBN 9780884023098

Publication date: 01/01/2005

The combined Dumbarton Oaks and Fogg collection of Byzantine seals is one of the largest in the world, containing 17,000 specimens. Volume 5 in the catalogue includes seals with place names from the East, Constantinople and its environs, and seals with uncertain readings. Each section begins with a short essay on the region’s history. Each seal is illustrated and is accompanied—where appropriate—by full commentary regarding the specimen’s date, biographical information on its owner, peculiarities of orthography, and special features of iconography. These seals contribute significantly to historical geography, the evolution of the Byzantine imperial administration, development in the Greek language, and decorative vogues.

Authors

  • Eric McGeer teaches Latin and history at St. Clement’s School in Toronto. He has been a research associate at Dumbarton Oaks and has taught Byzantine history at Harvard University and the Université de Montréal.
  • John Nesbitt is Research Associate for Byzantine Sigillography at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Book Details

  • 215 pages
  • 8-1/2 x 11 inches
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

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