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German term or phrase:Prosopographie
English translation:prosopography
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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01:50 Sep 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Prosopographie
Context: ‘Zugrundegelegt sind Fragebögen von 1936 über Parteimitgliedschaft; die Ergebnisse zur Prosopography der Akademiemitglieder liegen noch nicht vor’.
It has got something to do with political profile. However, I could neither trace the German nor the probable English equivalent of prosopography.
TIA
Charlotte
Charlotte Pattenden
Local time: 09:17
prosopography
Explanation:
prosopography n.
( pl. -ies)
1 a description of a person's appearance, personality, social and family connections, career, etc.
2 the study of such descriptions, esp. in Roman history.
Derivative
prosopographer n.
prosopographic adj.
prosopographical adj.mod.L prosopographia f. Gk prosopon face, person

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, © Oxford University Press 1996
(http://w2.xrefer.com/entry/417819)



List of prosopography web sites:
http://www.sc.edu/ltantsoc/#pros

Other links:
http://www.ceu.hu/medstud/old/sybulst.htm
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/medieval/bio/bioindex...
http://sites.netscape.net/erenfried/special/topics.htm

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Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 10:17
Grading comment
Thank you for giving me the confidence to use the English equivalent and the wealth of web references.
Thanks to the first reply for enlightening me! I still wish for the award of split KudoZ points!
Charlotte
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Summary of answers provided
naprosopography
Brigitte Gendebien
napersonality and personal history analysis
Mats Wiman


  

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24 mins
personality and personal history analysis


Explanation:
From Greek pro_sapon 'face' and >-grafi):
Historic discipline, which tries to analyse and understand the devolpment of a society by studying the members of the 'ruling class', their political careers, marriage plans etc.
The method was developped in Germany around 1900, above all through Friedrich Münzers' studies of Roman nobility, but has later gained access into post-antique historic research.



    Swedish "Nationalencyclopedin"+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 10:17
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
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4 hrs
prosopography


Explanation:
prosopography n.
( pl. -ies)
1 a description of a person's appearance, personality, social and family connections, career, etc.
2 the study of such descriptions, esp. in Roman history.
Derivative
prosopographer n.
prosopographic adj.
prosopographical adj.mod.L prosopographia f. Gk prosopon face, person

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, © Oxford University Press 1996
(http://w2.xrefer.com/entry/417819)



List of prosopography web sites:
http://www.sc.edu/ltantsoc/#pros

Other links:
http://www.ceu.hu/medstud/old/sybulst.htm
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/medieval/bio/bioindex...
http://sites.netscape.net/erenfried/special/topics.htm




    Reference: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/users/sdk13/asindex.html#pase
    Reference: http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~kverbove/IAHRG/encyclop.html
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 10:17
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 139
Grading comment
Thank you for giving me the confidence to use the English equivalent and the wealth of web references.
Thanks to the first reply for enlightening me! I still wish for the award of split KudoZ points!
Charlotte
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