內容簡介 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 works in similar ways across the different media in which they are addressed.