The Guide to the Principles and Practice of Prosopography will be launched at the ‘Prosopography: Approaches and Applications’ Conference in July 2005. The preview of Contents below is not final as more papers are expected to be incorporated. Papers below are not to be cited without the explicit agreement of the author. The majority of the papers are still being edited, and the versions listed below are by no means a final product. This collection of papers has been published as paperback in 2007.





Part I


‘Prosopography’, Timothy Barnes


‘A short manual to the art of prosopography’, Koenraad VerbovenMyriam Carlier – Jan Dumolyn


Part II


Is Prosopography the Right Approach for Me?


‘A Prosopographical Approach to English Civil War Historiography’, Duine


‘Medieval Prosopography in Norway: Where does it stand, and where is it going?’, Jo Rune Ugulen


Onomastics and Genealogy


‘Prosopography and Onomastic: the case of the Goths’, Luis A. Garcia Moreno


‘Prosopographical Approaches in Canadian Native History’, Heather Devine




‘A whiter shade of pale’: issues and opportunities in prosopography’, Dion Smythe


‘Should One Include Unnamed Persons in a Prosopographical Study?’, David A. E. Pelteret


Collective biography


‘English landholders in Ireland and their attorneys, c.1270-c.1360:  how to proceed?’, Beth Hartland


‘George Stephenson and 19th Century Engineering Networks’, Carolyn Dougherty


‘“The Ingenious crowd”: The DNB’s “Creation” of Great British Inventors’, Christine MacLeod and Alessandro Nuvolari




‘The sociology of Athenian democracy: a prosopographical approach’, Claire Taylor


‘Arabic Islamic Prosopography: The Tabaqat Genre’, R. Kevin Jaques


‘To Basmalah or not to Basmalah: Geography and Isnad in Early Islamic Legal Traditions’, Najam Haider


Defining Groups: the Bourdeian approach


‘French Composers between the Franco-Prussian (1870-1) and the Japanese-Russian (1904-5) wars: a prosopographical study’, Karlijn Deene


‘Literary Strategy during Flanders’ Golden Decades (1880-1914): Combining social network analysis and prosopography’, Christophe Verbruggen


Network Analysis


‘Network Analysis and Greco-Roman Prosopography’, Shawn Graham and Giovanni Ruffini


‘The Crown’s Judges – The judicial profession in Ancien Regime Portugal, 1700-1709’, Nuno Camarinhas


Design and Use of Databases


‘Counting the clergy: the CCEd and the limitations of a prosopographical tool’, Arthur Burns, Kenneth Fincham, and Stephen Taylor


‘New research tools for a new subject: digital prosopographies and pre-modern global history’, Andrew Wareham and Artemis Papakostouli



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