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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:


To begin

This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.