Kanev, Nikolay. Reflections of the Imperial Ideology on the Seals of the Latin Emperor Baldwin II of Courtenay. STUDIA ACADEMICA ŠUMENENSIA. Vol. 5: Contribution to Byzantine Sigillography. Edited by Ivan Jordanov and Ivo Topalilov. Shumen: Shumen University Press, 2018, pp. 53-67. ISSN 2367-5446.
STUDIA ACADEMICA ŠUMENENSIA. Vol. 5: Contribution to Byzantine Sigillography. Edited by Ivan Jordanov and Ivo Topalilov. Shumen: Shumen University Press, 2018, pp. 53-67. ISSN 2367-5446.
Abstract: The formation of the imperial ideology of Latin Empire of Constantinople
started as early as the establishment of the empire itself in 1204. It aimed to justify the
fundamental basis of the authority of the Latin Emperors and their special place as Emperors
of the East in the Christian world. The ideology refl ected directly on the images and the legend
on the emperor’s seals including on those of the last Latin emperor Baldwin (Baudouin) II of
Courtenay (1228-1261) which are the main goal of this study. Special attention is paid to the
question why Baldwin II manifested himself as ‘Flanders’ rather than ‘Courtenay’ in spite of his
appurtenance to this young branch of the French royal dynasty of Capetian.
Baldwin II, Imperial Ideology, Latin Emperor of Constantinople, lead seal, Courtenay, Flanders, Porphyrogenitus
История и археология
History and Archeology