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Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Averil Cameron

Abstract

This book presents an interdisciplinary discussion of the important methodological tool known as prosopography — the collection of all known information about individuals within a given period. With the advent of computer technology it is now possible to gather and store such information in increasingly sophisticated and searchable databases, which can bring a new dimension to traditional historical research. The book surveys the transition in prosopographical research from more traditional methods to the new technology, and discusses the central role of the British Academy, as well as that of ... More

Keywords: prosopography, computer technology, databases, historical research, prosopographical research, Later Roman Empire, Byzantium, Anglo-Saxon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262924
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Averil Cameron, editor
Warden, Keble College Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy