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Map - 814 AD Europe997 views
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Map - 1250 AD Medieval Europe in the 13th Century886 views1 comments
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Map - The frontier between the Roman/Byzantine and Sassanid Persian empires in Late Antiquity (4th-7th centuries)849 viewsThe frontier between the Roman/Byzantine and Sassanid Persian empires in Late Antiquity (4th-7th centuries). Basemap taken from Image:Arshakuni Armenia 150-en.svg. Sources: G. Greatrex & S.N.C. Lieu: The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars (Part II, 363–630 AD). Routledge 2002, ISBN 0-415-14687-9, pp. xxix–xxxii; R.W. Thomson, J. Howard-Johnston & T. Greenwood: The Armenian history attributed to Sebeos Liverpool University Press 1999, ISBN 0-85323-564-3, pp. 360–363; Map of the cities listed in Hierocles' Synecdemus after Ernest Honigmann, Le Synecdèmos d'Hiéroclès et l'opuscule géographique de Georges de Chypre, Brussels 1939
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Map - 622 750 AD Age of the Caliphs815 views
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Map - 650 AD Byzantine Empire773 viewsThe Byzantine Empire in 650 - by this year it had lost all of its southern provinces except the Exarchate of Africa.
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Map - 842 AD Anatolia and the Byzantine-Arab Frontier Region617 viewsByzantine Asia Minor (Anatolia) and the Byzantine-Arab frontier region in 842 AD, with provinces and major settlements. Topography taken from DEMIS Mapserver, which are public domain, other wise self-made. Sources: W. Treadgold, The Byzantine Revival, 780-842 (1988), pp. 316, 336; The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492 (2009), p. 371; Droysen - Oströmisches Reich.jpg; A. Kazhdan et al., The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991), p. 2035
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Map - 843 - 870 AD The Division of the Carolingian Empire: Verdun 843 and Mersen, 870617 views
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Map - 1300 AD Anatolia605 viewsAD 1300 Anatolia
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Map - 1375 Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia582 views
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Map - 1400 AD Byzantine Empire581 viewsByzantine Empire 1400
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Map - Asia Medieval Commerce560 views
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Map 635 AD Muslim-Byzantine troop movement554 viewsMuslim-Byzantine troop movement from September 635 to just before the event of the Battle of Yarmouk.

In 629, the Islamic prophet Muhammad had recently succeeded in unifying all of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian Peninsula. Those tribes had previously been too divided to pose a serious military threat to the Byzantines or the Persians. Now unified and animated by their new conversion to Islam, they comprised one of the most powerful states in the region. The first conflict between the Byzantines and Muslims was the Battle of Mu'tah in September 629. A small Muslim skirmishing force attacked the province of Arabia but were repulsed. Because the engagement was a Byzantine victory, there was no apparent reason to make changes to the military configuration of the region. Also, once the severity of the Muslim threat was realized, the Byzantines had little preceding battlefield experience with the Arabs, and even less with zealous soldiers united by a prophet. Even the Strategicon, a manual of war praised for the variety of enemies it covers, does not mention warfare against Arabs at any length. The following year the Muslims launched raids into the Arabah south of Lake Tiberias, taking Al Karak. Other raids penetrated into the Negev reaching as far as Gaza. The Battle of Yarmouk in 636 resulted in a crushing defeat for the larger Byzantine army; within three years, the Levant had been lost again. By the time of Heraclius' death in Constantinople, on February 11, 641, most of Egypt had fallen as well.
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Map - 1355 AD Byzantine Empire539 views
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Map - 1084 Italy and the Illyrian Coast533 viewsMap of Italy and the Illyrian coast in the year 1084.
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Map - Seljuks of Rum530 viewshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultanate_of_Rum
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Map - 1135 AD Near East Between the 1st and 2nd Crusades504 views
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Map - Conquests of Prophet Muhammad and the Rashidun Caliphate, 630-641495 views
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Map - 1200 AD Anatolia492 viewsAD 1200 Anatolia
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Map - Arab Invasion of Anatolia and Armenia, 637 - 638 AD488 viewsArab Invasion of Anatolia and Armenia, 637 - 638 AD
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Map - 1000 AD Europe and the Byzantine Empire473 views
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Map - 814 AD Europe and the Mediterranean454 views
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MAP - 555 AD - Byzantine Empire Under Justinian453 viewsThe Eastern Roman Empire (red) and its vassals (pink) in 555 AD during the reign of Justinian I.
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Map - Byzantine-Sassanid Border 565 AD449 viewsThe frontier between the Roman and Sassanid Persian Empires at the death of Emperor Justinian I in 565 AD. It includes the provincial reorganization of 536 and Lazica.
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Map - Byzantine-Sassanid Border 384 AD to Reign of Justinian I446 viewsThe frontier between the Roman and Sassanid Persian Empires after the treaty of 384 AD. Despite recurrent warfare, the frontier remained stable throughout the 5th century and until the reign of Justinian I.
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Map - 550 AD Byzantine Empire443 views
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Map - 1360 AD Europe and the Mediterranean443 views
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Map - 500 AD440 views
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Map - 1142 AD Europe437 views
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Map - 900 AD The Peoples of Europe434 views
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Map - Eastern Hemisphere in 600 AD433 views
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Map - 476 AD Mediterranean433 views
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Map - 1265 AD Byzantine Empire428 views
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Map - 533-534 AD The Vandalic War428 viewsEnglish: Map of the operations of the Vandalic War in 533-534, including the rebellions on Tripolitania and Sardinia. Topography taken from from DEMIS Mapserver, which are public domain, other wise self-made. Sources: The History of the Wars by Procopius of Caesarea; J.B. Bury, History of the Later Roman Empire; James Allan Stewart Evans, The Age of Justinian: The Circumstances of Imperial Power, ISBN 9780415022095; Ian Hughes, Belisarius: The Last Roman General, ISBN 9781594160851.
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Map - 1140 AD Asis Minor and the Crusader States426 views
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Map - 1700 AD Europe414 views
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Map - 1205 - 1230 AD The Despotate of Epirus413 views
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Map - 1135 AD Europe and the Mediterranean404 views
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Map - 1494 Italy402 viewsPolitical map of Italy in early 1494, before the invasion of Italy by Charles VIII of France.
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Map - 1550 AD Europe and the Mediterranean398 views
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Map - 1081 AD Byzantine Empire393 views
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Map - Barbarian Migrations393 views
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Map - 1355 - 1366 AD The Gough Map of Britain388 viewsThe Gough Map or Bodleian Map is a map of Great Britain, dating between 1355 and 1366, and is the oldest surviving route map of Great Britain. Its precise date of production and authorship are unknown. It is named after Richard Gough, who donated the map to the Bodleian Library in 1809.
Dating of the map has been undertaken based on historical changes of place names and sizes. Gough believed the map to date from the reign of Edward III, but 19th-century scholarship suggested that it dated from c.1300, during the reign of Edward I. The map is now generally believed to have been made within an eleven-year window, due to the ability to date some of its features. The earliest given date is deduced by the depiction of a city wall around Coventry, which was first constructed in 1355. The latter date is usually given as 1366, the year in which the town marked on the map as Sheppey was renamed Queenborough. Lexicographic evidence also suggests that it dates from the latter half of the 14th century. It is, however, believed that the map is based on an earlier version, made around 1280.

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Map - 476-493 AD Europe in the Time of Odoacer387 views
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Map - 650 AD Europe and the Mediterranean386 views
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Map - 1190 AD Europe and the Mediterranean385 views
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Map - 814 AD Europe at the Death of Charles the Great379 views
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Map - LONDON IN THE TIME OF THE TUDORS379 viewsThis is the earliest proper map (as opposed to panorama) of London known. Attributed to Ralph Agas, and probably surveyed between 1570 and 1605. The original was 6 foot 0.5 inches long by 2 feet 4.5 inches wide. This much reduced image, a scan of a copy of a lithograph of a copy, was itself badly repaired with sellotape and has had to be "restored"; so is hardly a truly faithful representation of the original, but few good copies exist and no other detailed public domain images are known.

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Map - 1560 AD Europe and the Mediterranean379 views
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Map - 1300 AD Trebizond Empire378 viewsMap of the Trebizond Empire in Anatolia, AD 1300
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Map - 1190 AD Europe and the Mediterranean374 views
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Map - 867 AD Byzantine Empire373 views
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Map - 800 AD Mediterranean373 views
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Map - 1025 AD Byzantine Empire371 views
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Map - 1547 AD Central Europe369 views
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Map - 717 AD Byzantine Empire367 views
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Map - 1180 AD Byzantine Empire364 views
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Map - 600 AD Europe and Eastern Roman Empire 362 views
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Map - 1097 AD Europe and the Mediterranean361 views
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Map - 525 AD South West Europe361 views
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Map - 1170 AD Byzantium Empire360 views
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The Sultanate of Rûm and surrounding states, c. 1200.359 viewsThe Sultanate of Rum seceded from the Seljuk Empire in 1077, with capitals first at Iznik and then at Konya. The name Rûm derives from the Arabic name for Romans, ar-Rūm, itself a loan from Greek Pωμαῖοι, referring to the Greek people that had been ruled by the Romans (the Byzantines). They reached the height of power during the late 12th and early 13th century, when it succeeded in taking Byzantine ports on the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Trade from Iran and Central Asia was developed using caravans, and strong trade ties with the Genoese formed during this period. The increased wealth allowed the sultanate to absorb other Turkish states in eastern Anatolia (Danishmends, Mengujekids, Saltukids, Artuqids). They eventually succumbed to the Mongol invasion in 1243 (Battle of Köse Dağ), and became vassals of the Ilkhanate. Their power disintegrated during the second half of the 13th century. The last Seljuq sultans was murdered in 1308. The dissolution of the Seljuq state left behind small states, among them that of the Ottoman dynasty, which eventually conquered and reunited Anatolia to become the Ottoman Empire.
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Map - 1000 AD Italy359 viewsPolitical map of Italy in 1000 AD (CE).
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Map - 1328 AD Europe and the Mediterranean357 views
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Map - Decline of the March of Brandenburg under the Houses of Wittelsbach and Luxemburg355 views
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Map - 1477 AD Central Europe354 views
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Map - 1154 Duchy of Aquitane354 viewsMedieval France 1154
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Map - Serbian Despotate in 1455 - 1459343 viewsSerbian Despotate in 1455 - 1459
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Map - 1430 AD Europe and the Mediterannean338 views
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Map - 750 AD Islamic Califate331 views
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Map - Spread of Christianity329 views
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Map - 1097 AD Europe and the Mediterranean 329 views
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Map - 395 AD Byzantine Empire326 views
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Map - 1400 AD Byzantine Empire319 views
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Map - 554 AD Byzantine Empire315 views
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Map - 1378 AD Central Europe308 views
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Map - 1470 AD Europe and the Mediterannean301 views
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Map - 1648 AD Central Europe299 views
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Map - 1648 AD Europe and the Mediterranean299 views
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Sassanian Empire 621 A.D.293 viewsThe Sasanian Persian Empire at its greatest extent, 621 A.D.
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Map - 1092 AD Europe288 views
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