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Historical atlas of the Medieval world, AD 600-1492

The Historical Atlas of the Medieval World offers a fascinating guide to the history of humanity from the emergence of Islam to the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Combining superbly detailed maps with a wealth of supporting narrative and an invaluable A-Z historical encyclopedia, it provides not only unique perspectives on the broad sweep of world history but also detailed coverage of regional developments, presenting hard facts and expert interpretation in a form that is both readily accessible and visually exciting. Central to the atlas is a series of world maps that present an overview of the grand themes of history at key dates between AD 600 and 1492. They chart the shifting patterns of human settlement and the rise and fall of empires and states, reviewing in addition the spread of trade and exploration on a world scale. These snapshot surveys are thn followed by regional maps that look more closely at the great events of each era -- the flowering of medieval Europe and the Renaissance, the far-flung Islamic empire of the Arabs, Tang and Song China, and the dynamic Mongol and Inca empires. Equally illuminating insights are also given into the less familiar histories of medieval Japan, the empire of Harsha in India, the first African empires, and the Thai state of Nan Chao
Map, English, 2001
Barnes & Noble, New York, 2001
historical atlases
1 atlas ([94] pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
9780760719756, 9780760719763, 0760719756, 0760719764
"Exclusive ed."--Label pasted on dust jacket
Relief shown by shading on some maps
Originally published by Andromeda Oxford Ltd., 1998
"An Andromeda book"--Title page verso
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