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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 244: Medieval Prosopography, II: Applying Prosopography to the Medieval Past

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Prosopography
Organiser:Amy Livingstone, Department of History, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 244-aStudies from a New Database of Anglo-Saxon Moneyers: What, How, and Why?
(Language: English)
Jeremy Piercy, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Genealogy and Prosopography, Onomastics
Paper 244-bRe-Assessing the Limits of Eastern Carolingian Charter Evidence in Constructing Early Medieval Prosopography
(Language: English)
Julie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 244-cProsopography and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1174-1240
(Language: English)
Stephen David Donnachie, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University
Index terms: Crusades, Genealogy and Prosopography, Onomastics

Prosopography can be a useful tool in the historian's tool box. It can highlight relationships that might otherwise go unnoticed. The papers in this session will each examine how prosopography can be applied to shed light on topics that would otherwise be under-appreciated. The papers will consider how prosopography can be used to flesh out the relationship between Carolingian fathers and sons, information Anglo-Saxon minters hold for the economic life of early medieval England, and reconstructing the society of the Crusader states in the years following the Battle of Hattin. In addition to discussing the results of the prosopographical investigations, the presenters will also address the methodology they used in constructing their prosopography of these various topics.