Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire

 [First posted in AWOL 4 June 2015, updated 5 May 2020]

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
This site, the PBE I Online edition,  presents the research output of the Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire project, 641-867 (PBE I) which was carried out primarily at King's College London from the 1989 to 2001. It covered a period when the administrative structure and governing elite of Byzantium were undergoing crucial changes, and when the Mediterranean world of Late Antiquity was assuming the forms of the Middle Ages.

Click on the Data tab (above) to access the PBE I contents.

PBI I was originally published by Ashgate as a CD in 2001, and the Online edition you are now looking at contains, other than these few opening pages, the same materials presented almost exactly as they were then on that CD.  However, behind the visual display, the current site uses several more modern web technologies to make the material operate better on modern browsers.

A further project, the Prosopography of the Byzantine World, begun after the completion of PBE I, worked with sources from 1025 to 1150.  It is online at http://www.pbw.kcl.ac.uk.

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