Welcome to NeG

„Nomen et gens“ is an interdisciplinary research project in which historians and linguists work together. It was sponsored by the German Research Foundation from 2000 to 2006. The primary objective of the project is to enhance our comprehension of the transformation of the Roman World at the transition from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. On the one hand we make personal names, which have not yet been taken into account as historic-cultural or etymological sources, available. Furthermore, a prosopography of the continental European gentes ranging from the 4th century AD to the 8th century AD is being developed.

The centerpiece of the project is a database which aims to register all the recorded Names and Persons of continental Europe between 400 to 800. The data has been gathered peripherally since the mid-nineties and shall now be made publicly available online.

Currently, the publicly accessible areas of this database feature only a portion of the material. In contrast, the internal sections do not only contain considerably more references, but also provide more details. Of course, the publicly accessible area is going to increase since we are processing selected data concerning persons and names stemming from the period between 650 AD to 750 AD for online publication. Currently, there are more than 18,000 single references accessible. You will find a list of the recorded sources at sources.

Nonetheless, it is a substantial goal of this internet-based method of publishing to put both the structure as well as its efficiency up for discussion. Thus, the user interface and especially the online search within the database shall be optimized and simplified. If you have any corrections or suggestions for improvement, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please e-mail neg@uni-tuebingen.de

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