איריס שגריר, האוניברסיטה הפתוחה
שמות ככלי למחקר היסטורי: מסקנות ומחשבות לעתיד
15/5/2008 (חדר סגל, קומת ה 700)
Iris Shagrir, Open University
The Study of names as a tool for historical research: interim conclusions and implications for the future
15/5/2008 (Faculty Lounge, 700 level)
My study of the personal names approaches a central question in the history of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: to what extent did the Frankish settlers in the East preserve European patterns and traditions, and to what extent did they assimilate elements from their new, Levantine environment?
The question is
approached by employing statistical analyses of the personal names of the
Kingdom's inhabitants in 1099-1291. The anthroponymic
analysis is a novel way to explore the nature of the Frankish society both in
comparison with contemporary
A subsequent study of by-names (which in future centuries will become surnames) is currently conducted and will be presented, with discussion of the advantages and challenges of a new field of research and new methodologies.
Shagrir, I., "The Medieval Evolution of By-naming," Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, Edited by Iris Shagrir, Ronnie Ellenblum and Jonathan Riley-Smith, (Aldershot, 2007), 49-59. Read it here
Shagrir, I., Naming Patterns in the