Project Status: Complete

PASE is a web-accessible relational database of recorded inhabitants of Anglo-Saxon England from the late sixth to the late 11th century, drawn from sources like the Domesday Book, saints’ lives, inscriptions, chronicles, and other evidence.A database, which includes an entry for of every named individual in England found in sources dating from the late sixth through the late eleventh centuries. Individuals baring the same names are disambiguated and references to them are presented from a wide range of sources––charters, narrative sources, libri vitae, inscriptions, coins, and Domesday Book. Citations to all sources in which an individual appears are presented as well, and for some texts, on-screen translations are provided. It is also possible, using PASE, to instantly map the landholdings of individuals found in Domesday Book and to map their holdings against the holdings of others. This is a key resource for anyone working on the history of England before 1100.

Resource details:

Resource Type: BibliographyDictionary/GlossaryDownloadable dataDownloadable softwareRelational Database

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 597 - 1100

Covers the late 6th to late 11th centuries.

Subject: AgricultureAnglo-SaxonsArchaeologyClergyDeath, BurialEconomyFamily, Children, MarriageMaterial CultureNobility, GentryProsopographySocial GroupsTowns, CitiesTravel, PilgrimageWar

In a 1971 article in the journal Daedalus, Lawrence Stone defines prosopography as "the investigation of the common background characteristics of a group of actors in history by means of a collective study of their lives" (46).

Geopolitical Region: England

Original Language: LatinOld English