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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Man, John, 1941-
Atlas of the year 1000.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
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|ISBN:||0674541871 9780674541870 0674002814 9780674002814 9780674006782 067400678X|
|Notes:||Shows empires, trade routes, military activity, etc. on all continents ca. 900-1100.|
|Description:||1 atlas (144 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm|
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|Contents:||The Americas, isolated cultures brought to light by archaeology: The enigma of Tiahuanaco, The Toltecs' brief heyday, Cahokia: capital of the eastern woodlands, The south-west: a colonial bloom in a harsh land, Bison hunters and farmers of the prairies, A tapestry of cultures on the West Coast, The Far North: the coming of the Thule people, The Vikings in Vinland. --
Europe, a benighted continent on the brink of a new dawn: The reach of Rome, The Viking heartland, New-found lands in Iceland and Greenland, England: a nation of its knees, The Celtic world, France: powerful dukes, an embattled king, Viking + Greek = Russian Orthodox, Otto III's teenage dreams of imperial grandeur, The coming of the Ashkenazim, The emergence of Hungary, Byzantium: fighting to preserve the glory. --
The World of Islam, a political patchwork, a cultural unity: Baghdad: the heart of Islam, The slaves of Islam, The Fatimids: ambition, power and madness, Islamic Spain: glory and egomania, Central Asia: the coming of the Turks, Mahmud, scourge of Northern India, Judaism: a faith toughened by trials. --
Asia, two suns and their planets: China: the success of the Sung, Tibet's Dark Age, The Liao: a challenge from the north, Hsi-hsia: 'The Great State of White and High', Korea: struggle for unity, wealth and independence, Japan: the rise and rise of Michinaga, The Khmers: the first of Angkor's wonders, India: fleeting power, enduring glory, Indonesia: two empires built on spices. --
Africa, early states and proto-empires: Islam's peaceful trade with realms of gold, The rich land of the Great Lakes, Ethiopia: a world apart, The South: the golden meadows of Zimbabwe's first capital. --
Oceania, remote worlds linked by Polynesian voyages: The moth-eaters of the Australian Alps, Colonists of the 'Long White Cloud', Easter Island: the message of the statues. --
A millennial gazetteer.
|Other Titles:||Atlas of the year one thousand|
A pleasant blend of cultural anthropology and cultural history, this volume re-creates the state of the known world as of the year 1000. The author has taken great pains to assemble and synthesize