Welcome to MORROIS (Mapping of Romance Realms and Other Imagined Spaces).
MORROIS is an index of line-by-line instance of place names in Middle English romances; all explicit references to any distinct place (whether noun, adjective, or other derived form) are catalogued.
Currently, our data is offered through the Omeka content management system, while a more dynamic and flexible RDF platform is under construction.
This prototype site features an irregularly updated concordance of all place names found in the romances of Booklets 1 and 2 of the Lincoln Thornton manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral Library, MS 91) by copyist and compiler Robert Thornton (fl. 1418 – 1456), including the unique copies of:
- Sir Perceval of Galles
- To see the full contents of the the Lincoln Thornton Manuscript, click here, or select The Lincoln Thornton Manuscript in the navigation bar above.
- To see a growing list of manuscripts and their contents, click here, or select Collection Tree in the navigation bar above.
- For fuller details on how to use this site and access the data, select Using This Site.
- To read short essays and notes written by members of the development team on the process of data collection to date, as well as further details about our RDF migration, select Essays and Notes.
This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.