Mediaeval sigillography in Catalonia and the territories of the Catalan-Aragonese Crown : An overview of scholarship and collecting (eighteenth to twenty-first centuries)


  • Xavier Barral i Altet Université de Rennes 2


To celebrate the centennial of the publication of the second volume of Ferran de Sagarra’s Sigil·lografia catalana, in 2022 the History-Archaeology Section of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans is organising an international colloquium on Els segells medievals a Catalunya i a l’Europa mediterrània. Estudis comparatius, with the intention of creating the first overview of these studies in Catalonia and the territories of the former Catalan-Aragonese Crown since the publication of Sagarra’s book and to open up future prospects. Simultaneously in Naples, a second gathering organised by the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II will be aimed at expanding the geographic framework of the relations of the Catalan-Aragonese Crown in the field of sigillography and to bring the study of mediaeval seals into dialogue with other related historical disciplines. This article was written within this context, in an aim to provide an initial provisional
account of scholars, studies and collections, which should be completed with any further contributions that readers can add.




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