Visualizing Medieval Places


Here you can explore the full dataset of Visualizing Medieval Places (place names extracted from medieval French texts) built as of May 2015 and visualized with CartoDB as a heat map. You can zoom in and out and click on the glyphs to view the place (its medieval French name, the modern location associated with it) as well as an abbreviation of the title of the work in which it is found. The work abbreviation is provided by the Dictionnaire étymologique de l’ancien français – Heidelberg.  A time slider with the same data is available here.

Other visualizations of the data have been produced in collaboration with Stefan Jänicke.

Version 2.0 allowed for faceted browsing using metadata and complex representation of uncertain time segments (December 2013).
Versions 1.3 and 1.2 show a dataset of about 3000 data points (Summer 2013).
Versions 1.1 and 1.0 are a first set of plain views based on a small sub-set of Franco-Italian literature of about 600 data points (December 2012).

Versions 1.0-2.0 are shown with GeoTemCo, a tool for the comparative visualization of geospatial-temporal data created by Stefan Jänicke.  Read more about GeoTemCo here.  The code is available on github.

Suggested citation:

David Joseph Wrisley (2019). “Aggregate map.” Visualizing Medieval Places Project.