Resourcing Sources.

The Use of Computers in Developing Prosopographical Methodology.

Katharine S. B. Keats-Rohan (ed.)


Table of Contents


Part I – Only Connect: Prosopography and Onomastics.


Using formal structures to create complex relationships: the prosopography of the Byzantine Empire – a case study.

John BRADLEY, Harold Short (London)


Apprenticeship in prosopography: the databases of Siena and Perugia professors, 1250-1500.

Paolo RENZI (Siena)


Towards more uniform database structures for prosopographical research: work in progress in University history – the example of the Lovanienses Database.

Bruno BOUTE (Louvain)


Uncovering the networks of power: the House of Lords, 1660-1832.

Ruth PALEY (London)


Text encoding and analysis of social relations in the Scandinavian kings’ sagas.

Bente OPHEIM (Bergen)


The woman who was not there: application of prosopography to the study of marriage contracts.

Laura NAPRAN (Cambridge)


Ancient Greek names in the 21st century: the device of a database for the analysis of Elean names.

Ina J. HARTMANN (Oxford)


Elis and Rome: a clash of naming systems.

Ina J. HARTMANN (Oxford)


The survival of pre-Greek personal names on ancient Crete: using a database.

Richard HITCHMAN (Oxford)


Imperial constitutions, chronology, and prosopography: towards a new methodology for the use of the Late Roman law codes.

Altay COSKUN (Oxford)



Part II – Back to Basics: Sources and Dating.


La base de données ‘Cartulaires’ de la section de diplomatique de l’Institut de recherché et d’histoire des texts (Orléans) et l’entreprise du Répertoire des Cartulaires Français.

Paul BERTRAND (Orléans)


La base de données des chartes originales antérieures à 1121 conservées en France.

Benoît-Michel TOCK (Strasbourg)


Identifying irregularities and establishing chronology in medieval charters.

Michael GERVERS (Toronto)


Dating charters using textual evidence.

Amanda SPENCER (Toronto)


Changing legal terminology in dated private documents in England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries: a case study – quitclaims.

Ágnes JUHÁSZ-ORMSBY (Toronto)