The Euratlas Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
July 9, 2005 1:18 PM   Subscribe

The Euratlas Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe details the evolution of the history of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East with a collection of maps from 1 AD to 1000 AD and 1100 AD to 2000 AD. You might have a general idea about what the Mediterranean looked like in 1000 AD, but did you know of the existence of the principality of Tmutarakan or the medieval Emirate of Mosul? Also includes a section on classical Rome and detailed maps of the city of Rome in 100 AD.
posted by deanc (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Damn deanc, it's posts like this that make me feel less alone in the world, which as far as I'm concerned is what Metafilter is for.
posted by davy at 1:34 PM on July 9, 2005

Wow. Great post, deanc. That Rome map is so cool (mouseover gives names of places when zoomed in).
posted by blendor at 1:49 PM on July 9, 2005

Oops - just noticed the title of the page also gives the place name when zoomed.
posted by blendor at 1:51 PM on July 9, 2005

Totally awesome. Thanks, deanc.

Related link, probably got it from here.
posted by ibmcginty at 2:23 PM on July 9, 2005

this is awesome.
can't wait to get home and fully investigate it.
posted by Busithoth at 2:46 PM on July 9, 2005

Very, very cool. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 2:58 PM on July 9, 2005

Great post - thanks. The map of Europe in 1700 is absolutely something I can use in my classroom this fall.

You know what I really would like to see some day? A zoomable globe a la Google Earth which also has a time slider - so that one could slide to a specific year and see the political boundaries of the world, cross referenced with articles explaining about this or that ruler, or expansionism, or political movement, or war. One with an option to press "play," so that one could see, for example, the Roman Empire expand or contract, or the rise and fall of the Third Reich. That would be a history geek's dream.
posted by Chanther at 3:50 PM on July 9, 2005

i was thinking the same thing, chanther, something similar to what you used to see after you won or lost civ3
posted by trinarian at 4:40 PM on July 9, 2005

Chanter beat me to it. I've been dreaming of same for years, surprised no one's done it.

This is quite adequate until them, however, and many thanks
posted by IndigoJones at 5:36 PM on July 9, 2005

Chanther, I've been wanting this for years, and in particular for historic cities like Paris. Get cracking, history/computer geeks!

Magnificent post, I need hardly add.
posted by languagehat at 8:07 PM on July 9, 2005

Barrington Atlas. I think it's only $500 or so.
posted by stbalbach at 8:50 PM on July 9, 2005


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posted by stbalbach at 8:53 PM on July 9, 2005

Khazars represent!
posted by euphorb at 9:18 PM on July 9, 2005

The travails of the Shawnee, from the epidemics through the Beaver Wars until after the Civil War, might also be instructive, as would the impact of the horse upon the "Sioux" in the same period.
posted by davy at 10:22 PM on July 9, 2005

Great post! Thank you.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 10:33 PM on July 9, 2005

Outstanding post, thanks deanc. This'll keep me busy for a while.
posted by sellout at 12:22 AM on July 10, 2005

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