What does ASChart do?

ASChart can be used to view indexes of different types of information found in Anglo-Saxon charters or to link to other websites concerned with particular aspects of Anglo-Saxon history. You can view and access this data in two different ways:

  • by viewing a full interactive text of any one of the charters (accessible through the CHARTERS index) which contain links to diplomatic indexes or other websites;
  • by viewing the diplomatic indexes which link to full texts.
N.B. Currently the project only encompasses charters up to A.D. 900.

What diplomatic indexes are provided?

Users will find indexes on the following types of charter diplomatic:

  • Invocations
  • Proems
  • Dating clauses (organised by type)
  • Disposative words
  • Curses
  • Places of Promulgation

When viewing an index of – for example – invocations, clicking on an invocation will reveal all similar examples found in charters before A.D. 900. Clicking on a particular case from this list will take you to a full text of the charter.

What other projects are linked and how?

When viewing the full text of a charter, you can:

  • click on a NAME within it and be taken to the PASE entry for that individual;
  • click on a BOUNDARY CLAUSE to be linked to the relevant section of the Langscape charter bounds project;
  • use the links available at the top of the full text charter pages to see information on the charter within the Revised Electronic Sawyer or within PASE .

At the time of web publication, the electronic format of the Durham Liber Vitae was still to be decided. ASChart will link to the project as soon as it is possible.