Historical Atlases

Author: Walter Goffart
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226300714
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Today we can walk into any well-stocked bookstore or library and find an array of historical atlases. The first thorough review of the source material, Historical Atlases traces how these collections of "maps for history"—maps whose sole purpose was to illustrate some historical moment or scene—came into being. Beginning in the sixteenth century, and continuing down to the late nineteenth, Walter Goffart discusses milestones in the origins of historical atlases as well as individual maps illustrating historical events in alternating, paired chapters. He focuses on maps of the medieval period because the development of maps for history hinged particularly on portrayals of this segment of the postclassical, "modern" past. Goffart concludes the book with a detailed catalogue of more than 700 historical maps and atlases produced from 1570 to 1870. Historical Atlases will immediately take its place as the single most important reference on its subject. Historians of cartography, medievalists, and anyone seriously interested in the role of maps in portraying history will find it invaluable.

Historical Atlas Of Central Europe

Author: Paul Robert Magocsi
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802084869
Size: 17.79 MB
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This newly-revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Central Europe enhances its formidable scholarship by extending its reach from the early fifth century through the turbulent 1990s to end in the year 2000. The atlas encompasses the countries of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece. Also included are the eastern part of Germany (historic Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, Prussia, Saxony, and Lusatia), Bavaria, Austria, northeastern Italy (historic Venetia), the lands of historic Poland-Lithuania (present-day Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine up to the Dnieper River), Moldova and western Turkey. The atlas is basically chronological with eighty-nine full-colour maps and accompanying text. Numerous tables and lists provide related statistical and demographic material. Especially useful is the detailed index, which includes hundreds of variant place names. This revised edition includes twenty new maps and eleven new chapters, most of which deal with those countries that gained (or regained) their independence during the last decade. The Historical Atlas of Central Europe will be invaluable to scholars, diplomats, journalists, students, and general readers who wish to have a fuller understanding of this critical area, with its many peoples, languages, and continued political upheaval.

A Historical Atlas Of India

Author: Aisha Khan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823939774
Size: 17.47 MB
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Using both historical maps as primary source documents as well as modern maps, this historical atlas of India recounts the history of the country from its earliest inhabitants, to it's occupation by the British, to the present day. Like the other books in this fascinating series, this title explores the culture of India using short sidebars that focus on art, religion, and profiles of important Indians. Featuring some never-before-seen photos, the history of this vibrant country comes alive with a timeline, and easy-to-navigate maps.

A Historical Atlas Of Jordan

Author: Amy Romano
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823939804
Size: 12.77 MB
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Maps and text chronicle the history of the "crossroads of the Middle East," from the Stone Age to the present, including Jordan's importance to major world religions and cultures.

A Historical Atlas Of Egypt

Author: Allison Stark Draper
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823944980
Size: 12.12 MB
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Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Egypt, from ancient times until the anti-war protests in Cairo in 2003.