The charters of medieval diplomacy are essays in formulating a lingua franca of documentary communication. Through the process of realizing a mutually authentic textual object, they make negotiation visible. This essay examines some examples in detail from treaties concluded between England, France, and Portugal, in the context of a broader methodological intervention: to join the forces of New Diplomatic History with the study of material texts as visual culture.
"Medieval Treaties and the Diplomatic Aesthetic,"
The Medieval Globe: Vol. 4
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/tmg/vol4/iss1/10