Atlas of the Middle Ages
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Selected modern and old maps showing the history of the Early Middle Ages.
The main purpose for this page is to give a visual geographic reference regarding the rise, evolution and fall of countries in Europe from Antiquity to the Modern era. The birth of the modern European nation-state is a later phenomemon (generally evolved from the 17th century Peace of Westphalia, to the rise of modern European nationalism in the mid 1800's.)
Borders for most historical maps are largely arbitrary and in many cases are merely approximate.
- Late Antiquity
- until 375
- Events: Maps will display basis situation for the Roman provinces ;
- Migration Period
- Early Middle Ages
- High Middle Ages
- 950 - 1250
- Events: in fr. hist.grphy., this might be a golden age in Western Europe, known as Moyen Âge central.
for instance Ordre de Cluny spreads its knowledge (Cluniac movement is portrayed as a follow-up of renaissance by Otto I).
This deals with the idea of a "Medieval civilization" that severed its ties with the former Roman times (refer to History of ideas), despite a Latin Europe still remains in cultural matters ;
- Late Middle Ages
- Renaissance Period starts
Generic Völkerwanderung map (2nd-5th century CE).
Nodal growth of the Alemanic kingdom from 268 to 378 (explanations on the pic file)
Europe AD400 : Huns move from the East & will enter Germania. Goths splitted (Tervingen / Greuthungen) & feld through roman provinces.
Maps : Early Middle Ages
two maps (AD526 ; AD600) : Migrations period ended in Western Europe (yet, a follow-up concerns the Byzantine Empire in Eastern parts) .
Same as previous map, year 550.
"Domains of the Franks", AD511 to 561, built-up out of the tiny Domain of Soissons (486).
Carolingian Empire, now Western Empire treaty of Verdun AD843 splited the heritage between kin brothers.
Ye ole map of Saxon England, as seen from the Chronicle (not dated, ed. 1830)
The Capture of the Danelaw by Wessex 902-920.
- Note : fr - Moyen Âge central.
1097 : situation of Europe at the First Crusade.
1100 : peoples dwelling in Scotland (Source map in English)
around 1150 : birth of Finland begin with various settlements
- Notes :
fr - Bas Moyen Âge.
en - Timeline voluntarily set apart from wikipedia article (see explanations above).
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