What is MORROIS?


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. 

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The Manuscript


This 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:
Prose Life of Alexander, the Alliterative Morte ArthureOctavian, and Sir Perceval of Galles


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Linked Open Data


MORROIS datasets are available as Linked Open Data. These datasets can be queried directly using SPARQL with D3SPARQL data visualizations to gain a better understanding of the connections between multiple Place Names within the Lincoln Thornton Manuscript. MORROIS also maintains its own Ontology found here


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