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500 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_500ad.jpg

  Updated:  10-10-2008

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_500ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “The World in 500 CE”.  Pgs 50-51.

   2.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map of “South Ch'i & North Wei Dynasties in 500 AD”.

               Harvard University Press 1935.  Available at http://huhai.net.

   4.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 500 AD”.

               Euratlas-Nüssli, rue du Milieu 30, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

   5.  User:Javierfv1212. Map of “The_world_in_500_CE”. Available on Wikipedia.

   6. Denis BellemareHistorical Atlas of Late Antiquity. See specific references below.

   7.  Wikipedia. Various history articles (noted below).

 

I - African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa”. (Pg 160).

          (Bantus, Berber Tribes, Chadians, Cushites, Daamat, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisan Peoples, Kwa, Libyans, Mandes,

            Nilotic Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

   * North African borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Maps of “Europe in 500 AD” and “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * Nubian/Sudanese borders (Makuria, Nobatia, Alodia, Blemmyes, Bega, Axum, etc.):

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “Northeast Africa c. 500 CE". (Pg. 161)

          2. Denis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Map of "Southern Arabia in 540 AD

   * Ghana's location and estimated border is from:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

          2. Chow Ka Fat.  "A Chronology of World Political History (1-500 CE)". Reference 3rd century: Berbers found the Kingdom of Ghana.

   * North African borders are from a comparison of:

          1.Denis Bellemare.  Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity.  Maps of "Northwest Africa in 500 AD” and “Northeast Africa in 500 AD”.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

          3. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 500 AD”.


II - Asian Information

   * Arabian borders & Tribal locations:

        Note:  The information shown in these maps conflicts, even taking the 40-year difference between them.

               I used information in various Wikipedia articles to reconcile the sources and depict the locations to the best of my abilities.

          1. The MidEastWeb.org map of Arabia in 500 CE.

          2. Denis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Maps of "Southern Arabia in 540 AD” and “North Arabia in 540 AD”.

          3. User:Slackerlawstudent. Map of “Pre-Islamic Arab tribal locations”. Available on Wikipedia.

   * East Asian borders are from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map of South Ch'i & North Wei Dynasties in 500 AD”.

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

          2. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Maps of "The Gupta-Vakataka Age, c. A.D. 300-500"

               and "The age of Pusyabhuti and Calukyan ascendancy, c. A.D. 550-700".

   * Hephthalite borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. North borders: History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map of South Ch'i & North Wei Dynasties in 500 AD”.

          2. East borders: Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of  "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE".

   * Japanese Islands :

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of "State Formation in Korea & Japan to 650 CE"; (Pg 264)

   * Korean borders:    

          1. Park Hyeon. Map of “History_of_Korea-476. Available on Wikipedia.

   * Rouran/Juan-Juan Khaganate:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

          2. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map of South Ch'i & North Wei Dynasties in 500 AD”.

   * Persian Empire (Sassanid Dynasty):

          1. Eastern borders are from: John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE.

               Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

          2. North & West borders are from: Euratlas. Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe. Map of “Europe in 500 AD”.

   * Southeast Asia (Indochina, Indonesia, etc.):

          1. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia. Map of “Southeast Asia to c. A.D. 650”. (Pg 30)

          2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. Map of " Southeast Asia to 650 CE". (Pg 241)


III - European Information
   * European borders are mostly derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 500 AD”.

             Note: User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible discrepancies in my north European borders,

                compared to the Euratlas maps, due to the differences in the geographical layout of the maps.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/500 CE."

                World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

          3. Denis Bellemare.  Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity.  Maps of "West Europe", "East Europe", and "North Europe" in 500 AD"

   * British Isles & Ireland (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Romano-Celts, etc.) are derived from:

          1. David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Map of “Britain in 500 AD.

          2. User:Briangotts'. Map of “Britain_500_CE”. Available on Wikipedia.

 

Note: Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Regnal Chronologies by Bruce Gordon.

 


 

510 AD

  Map location:  (Not yet available)

 


 

525 AD

  Map location:  (Not yet available)

 


 

535 AD

  Map location:  (Not yet available)

 


 

550 AD

  Map location:  (Not yet available)

 


 

565 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_565ad.jpg

  Updated:  7-10-2008

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_565ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “The World in 500 CE”, (Pg 50-51)

              (More specific DK references below)

   2.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/565 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Maps of “The Divisions of China, 560 AD” and “Asia in 610 AD”.

               Harvard University Press 1935.  Available at http://huhai.net.

   4.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Maps of “Europe in 500 AD” and “Europe in 600 AD”.

               Euratlas-Nüssli, rue du Milieu 30, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

   5.  User:Javierfv1212. Map of “The_world_in_500_CE”. Available on Wikipedia.

   6.  Wikipedia. Various history articles (noted below).

 

I - African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa”. (Pg 160).

          (Bantus, Berber Tribes, Chadians, Cushites, Daamat, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisan Peoples, Kwa, Libyans, Mandes,

            Nilotic Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

   * North African borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Maps of “Europe in 500 AD” and “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * Nubian/Sudanese borders (Makuria, Nobatia, Alodia, Blemmyes, Bega, Axum, etc.):

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “Northeast Africa c. 500 CE". (Pg. 161)

          2. Denis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Map of "Southern Arabia in 540 AD

   * Ghana's location and estimated border is from:

          1. John Nelson. "Countries of the World 1/1/565 CE." (See #2 under Primary Sources)

   * North African borders are from a comparison of:

          1. Denis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Comparison of “North Africa in 540 AD” and “North Africa in 580 AD”.

          2. John Nelson. “Countries of the World in 1/1/565 CE.” (see #2 under Primary Sources)

          3. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.


II - Asian Information

   * Arabian borders & Tribal locations:

        Note:  The information shown in these maps conflicts, even taking the 40-year difference between them.

               I used information in various Wikipedia articles to reconcile the sources and depict the locations to the best of my abilities.

          1. The MidEastWeb.org map of Arabia in 500 CE.

          2. Denis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Maps of "Southern Arabia in 540 AD” and “North Arabia in 540 AD”.

          3. User:Slackerlawstudent. Map of “Pre-Islamic Arab tribal locations”. Available on Wikipedia.

   * East Asian borders (Chen, Northern Zhou, Northern Qi, etc.) are from:

           1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map of “The Divisions of China, 530 & 560 AD”.

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500 BCE . Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/565 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

          2. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Maps of "The Gupta-Vakataka Age, c. A.D. 300-500"

               and "The age of Pusyabhuti and Calukyan ascendancy, c. A.D. 550-700".

   * Japanese Islands :

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of "State Formation in Korea & Japan to 650 CE"; (Pg 264)

   * Korean borders are derived from: 

          1. Park Hyeon. Map of “History of Korea-576”. Available on Wikipedia.

   * Persian Empire (Sassanid Dynasty):

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500 BCE . Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/565 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   * Southeast Asia (Indochina, Indonesia, etc.):

          1. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia. Map of “Southeast Asia to c. A.D. 650”. (Pg 30)

          2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. Map of " Southeast Asia to 650 CE". (Pg 241)


III - European Information

   * European borders are mostly derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas. Map of “Europe in 600 AD” (and to a lesser extent, their map of “Europe in 500 AD”).

             Note: User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible discrepancies in my north European borders,

                compared to the Euratlas maps, due to the differences in the geographical layout of the maps.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500 BCE . Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/565 CE."

                World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

               Note:  My map shows Avar borders extender further west.  My border is partially derived from Wikipedia’s

               article “Eurasian Avars: Arrival in Europe”, which says the Avars reached the Baltic Sea after 559 AD, then

               battled the Franks unsuccessfully in Thuringia, before they invaded the Gepid kingdom.

   * British Isles & Ireland (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Romano-Celts, etc.) are derived from:

          1.  David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Maps of “Britain in 550 AD and “Britain in 575 AD.

 

IV - Australian Information

     1. The DK Atlas of World History. 2000 edition. Map of “The World in 500 CE”. (Pg 50-51).

     2. User:Javierfv1212. Map of “The_world_in_500_CE”. Available on Wikipedia.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

600 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_600ad.jpg

  Updated:  7-13-2008

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_600ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  (See specific references below)

   2.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/600CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map ofAsia in 610 AD”.

               Harvard University Press 1935.  Available at http://huhai.net.

   4.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

               Euratlas-Nüssli, rue du Milieu 30, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

 

I - African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “Development of Complex Societies in Africa”. (Pg 160).

          (Bantus, Berber Tribes, Chadians, Cushites, Daamat, Garamantes, Gur,

            Khoisan Peoples, Kwa, Libyans, Mandes, Nilotic Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

   * North African borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

          2. Dennis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Map of  North Africa in 580 AD”.

 

II - Asian information:

   * Chinese Empire (Sui Dynasty) borders are derived from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “The Sui Dynasty, 581-618 A.D.

   * Gökturk Khaganates (Eastern & Western) derive from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map ofAsia in 610 AD”.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/600CE."

          3. User:Briangotts.  Map of “Gökturk Khaganates, c. 600 CE”.  Available on Wikipedia.

          Note:  My map shows the Western Gökturk borders extended further north and west than depicted

              in the first two source maps above.  The reason is described in the Wikipedia’s article about the Gökturks

              (and other sources), which describes Gökturk campaigns to the Black sea in 567 and 576 AD, and a

              Caucasian campaign during the 3rd Perso-Turkic war (627-629 AD).

   * Indian Kingdoms and borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/600CE."

          2. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Age of Pusyabhutis and Calukyans, c. A.D. 550-700”. (Pg 26)

   * Japanese Islands :

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of "State Formation in Korea & Japan to 650 CE"; (Pg 264)

   * Korean Borders are derived a combination of:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          2. Park Hyeon. (Wikipedia User:Historiographer). Maps of “Korea in 576” and “Korea in 646”.

   * Persian Empire (Sassanid Dynasty) borders are derived from:

          1. Eastern borders are from: Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          2. Western borders are from: Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * Southeast Asian kingdoms are derived from a combination of:

          1. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Southeast Asia to c. A.D. 650”. (Pg 30)

          2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. Map of " Southeast Asia to 650 CE". (Pg 241)

 

III - European information:

   * European borders are mostly derived from:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/600CE."

   * Avar Khaganate borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/600CE."

          2. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          3. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * British Isles & Ireland (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Romano-Celts, etc.) are derived from:

          1. David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Map of “Britain in 600 AD”.

          2. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

610 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_610ad.jpg

  Updated:  7-15-2008  

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_610ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  (See specific references below)

   2.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/610CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map ofAsia in 610 AD”.

               Harvard University Press 1935.  Available at http://huhai.net.

   4.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

               Euratlas-Nüssli, rue du Milieu 30, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

 

I - African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa”.  Pg 160.

          (Bantus, Berber Tribes, Chadians, Cushites, Daamat, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisan Peoples, Kwa, Libyans, Mandes,

            Nilotic Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

   * North African borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

          2. Dennis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Map of  North Africa in 580 AD”.

 

II - Asian information:

   * Chinese Empire (Tang Dynasty) borders are derived from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “The Sui Dynasty, 581-618 A.D.

   * Gökturk Khaganates (Eastern & Western) derive from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map ofAsia in 610 AD”.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/600CE."

          3. User:Briangotts.  Map of “Gökturk Khaganates, c. 600 CE”.  Available on Wikipedia.

          Note:  My map shows the Western Gökturk borders extended further north and west than depicted

              in the first two source maps above.  The reason is described in the Wikipedia’s article about the Gökturks

              (and other sources), which describes Gökturk campaigns to the Black sea in 567 and 576 AD, and a

              Caucasian campaign during the 3rd Perso-Turkic war (627-629 AD).

   * Indian Kingdoms and borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/610CE."

          2. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Age of Pusyabhutis & Calukyans, A.D. 550-700”.  Pg 26.

   * Japanese Islands :

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of "State Formation in Korea & Japan to 650 CE"; (Pg 264)

   * Korean Borders are derived a combination of:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          2. Park Hyeon. (Wikipedia User:Historiographer). Maps of “Korea in 576” and “Korea in 646”.

   * Persian Empire (Sassanid Dynasty) borders are derived from:

          1. Eastern borders are from: Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          2. Western borders are from: Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * Southeast Asian kingdoms are derived from a combination of:

          1. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Southeast Asia to c. A.D. 650”.  Pg 30.

          2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. Map of " Southeast Asia to 650 CE".  Pg 241.

   * Tibetan Empire borders are partially derived from

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/610 CE."

 

III - European information:

   * European borders are mostly derived from:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/610 CE."

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

   * Avar Khaganate borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/610 CE."

          2. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          3. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * British Isles & Ireland (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Romano-Celts, etc.) are derived from:

          1. David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Map of “Britain in 600 AD”.

          2. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

620 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_620ad.jpg

  Updated:  7-29-2008  

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_620ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  (See specific references below)

   2.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/620 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map ofAsia in 610 AD”.

               Harvard University Press 1935.  Available at http://huhai.net.

   4.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

               Euratlas-Nüssli, rue du Milieu 30, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

 

I - African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa”.  Pg 160.

          (Bantus, Berber Tribes, Chadians, Cushites, Daamat, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisan Peoples, Kwa, Libyans, Mandes,

            Nilotic Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

   * North African borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

          2. Dennis Bellemare. Historical Atlas of Late Antiquity. Map of  North Africa in 580 AD”.

 

II - Asian information:

   * Chinese Empire (Sui Dynasty) borders are derived from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “The Sui Dynasty, 581-618 A.D.

   * Gökturk Khaganates (Eastern & Western) derive from:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China. Map ofAsia in 610 AD”.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/620 CE."

          3. User:Briangotts.  Map of “Gökturk Khaganates, c. 600 CE”.  Available on Wikipedia.

          Note:  My map shows the Western Gökturk borders extended further north and west than depicted

              in the first two source maps above.  The reason is described in the Wikipedia’s article about the Gökturks

              (and other sources), which describes Gökturk campaigns to the Black sea in 567 and 576 AD, and a

              Caucasian campaign during the 3rd Perso-Turkic war (627-629 AD).

   * Indian Kingdoms and borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/620 CE."

          2. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Age of Pusyabhutis & Calukyans, A.D. 550-700”.  Pg 26.

   * Japanese Islands :

          1. The DK Atlas of World History. Map of "State Formation in Korea & Japan to 650 CE".  Pg 264.

   * Korean Borders are derived a combination of:

          1. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          2. Park Hyeon. (Wikipedia User:Historiographer). Maps of “Korea in 576” and “Korea in 646”.

   * Persian Empire (Sassanid Dynasty) borders are derived from:

          1. Eastern borders are from:

               a - Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          2. Western borders are from:

               a - Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * Southeast Asian kingdoms are derived from a combination of:

          1. Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Southeast Asia to c. A.D. 650”.  Pg 30.

          2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. Map of " Southeast Asia to 650 CE". (Pg 241)

   * Tibetan Empire borders are partially derived from

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/620 CE."

 

III - European information:

   * European borders are mostly derived from:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

          2. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/620 CE."

   * Avar Khaganate borders are derived from a combination of:

          1. John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/620 CE."

          2. Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 610 AD

          3. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

   * British Isles & Ireland (Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Romano-Celts, etc.) are derived from:

          1. David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Map of “Britain in 625 AD”.

          2. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 600 AD”.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

630 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 

 

 


 

640 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 

 

 


 

650 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 

 

 


 

700 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_700ad.jpg

  Updated:  8-11-2008

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_700ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History,  2000 edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “World_Map_700_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

 

I - African information

   * Anbiya is derived from:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Combination of:

               a - Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

               b - Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa ”.  Pg 160.

          2.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “World_Map_700_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

   * Ghana is derived from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

   * North African borders are derived from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 700 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

   * Sao Civilization (collapsing) is derived from:

          1.  Wikipedia.  Article about the “Sao Civilization”.

 

II - Asian Information

   Asian information is derived primarily from these sources:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

          2.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 750 AD”. 

          3.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

          4.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “World_Map_700_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

   * Arab Empire (Umayyad Caliphate) borders are derived from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

          2.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 700 AD”.

   * Caucasian borders (inc. Abkhasia, Alans, Iberian Emirate, & Lazica)

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 700 AD”.

   * Central Asia & Steppe Tribes are derived from:

          1.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 750 AD”.

          2.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   * Chinese Empire (Tang Dynasty) borders are from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

          2.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Combination of:

               a - Map of "Pusyabhuti & Calukyan ascendancy c. 550-700 AD".

               b - Map of “Gurjara-Pratiharas, Palas, and Rastrakutas, c. A.D. 700-975”.

   * Japanese Islands information is from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

          2.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The First Empires of Japan ”.  Pg 264.

   * Khazar Khanate borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 700 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

   * Korean & Manchurian information is derived from:

          1.  Park Hyeon.  Historical Maps of Korea.  Maps of “Korea in 676 AD” and “Korea in 732 AD”.  Available on Wikipedia.

   * Kwarezm, Gilan, & Tabaristan borders:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

   * Roman (Byzantine) Empire borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 700 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

   * Southeast Asia (including modern Indo-China, Indonesia, etc.):

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “Southeast Asia, 650-1250 CE”.  Pg 245.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

          3.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Southeast Asia, C. 650-1250 AD”.

   * Tibetan Empire borders are derived from a combination of:

       Note:  User:Porikolpok_Oxom created this map of “Kamarupa_7th-8th_Century_AD.jpg”, depicting different borders

               for Kamarupa, Gauda, Tripura, and Manipur.

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “Tang China & its neighbors c. 750 CE”.  Pg 262.

                    Note:  The DK Atlas depicts Tibet ’s borders (c. 800 AD) including northern India for the entire length of

                    the Ganges river, including Kamarupa, Bengal , Magadha , etc., under control of Tibet .

          2.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 750 AD”.

                    Note:  Herrmann’s map depicts Tibetan control over Kamarupa, Bengal, and Pala in 750 AD

          3.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

                    Note:  Nelson’s map depicts Tibetan control only over the Tibetan plateau region.

          4.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of "Pusyabhuti & Calukyan ascendancy c. 550-700 AD".

                    Note:  Map notes that Tibetan King Songtsän Gampo (582?-650 AD) conquered Nepal and Kamarupa, and invaded Tirabhukti.

          5.  Alex McKay.  The History of Tibet: Vol 1, Early Period to 850 AD”.  Pg 54.  (ISBN:0415308429)

                    Note:  States that Nepal ’s Licchavi Dynasty became vassals of Tibet in the early 600s AD, and notes that the Pala Empire

                         under King Dharmapala accepted Tibetan overlordship.

          6.  S. Chand.  Ancient India”.  Pg 632.  Available through Google books.  (ISBN:8121908876)

                    Note:  Describes Tibetan activities in India during the reign of King Songtsän Gampo of Tibet and King Harsha Vardhana

                         of Kannauj.  Also describes Tibetan sovereignty over Kamarupa and Kannauj after the death of King Harsha.

          7.  Wikipedia.  Articles about “History of Tibet” and “Songtsän Gampo”. 

                    Note:  The articles state that Tibet & Nepal led a joint attack on Harsha’s successor in 648 AD, and subjugated

                        northern India in retaliation for an Indian attack on a Chinese envoy named Xuanzang.

          8.  RA Stein.  “Tibetan Civilization”.  (Revised English edition, 1972).  Pg 62. 

                    ( Stanford University Press, p. 62. ISBN 0-8047-0806-1 cloth; ISBN 0-8047-0901-7 pbk., pp. 58-59)

          9.  New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct 2001.  Timeline of Art History.

                    Section on the “Himalayan Region, 500-1000 AD”.

 

III - European Information

   * European borders are mostly derived from:

          1. Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 700 AD”.

               Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

                    compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

          2. John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE.  Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

750 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

  


 

800 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_800ad.jpg

  Updated:  8-17-2008

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_800ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History,  2000 edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 800 AD”.

   4.  Wikipedia.  Several various articles and a combination of these two maps:

          a - User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “The_world_in_750_CE”. 

          b - User:Briangotts.  Map of the “World_820.png”.

 

I - African information

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Combination of:

               a - Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

               b - Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa ”.  Pg 160.

          2.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “The_world_in_750_CE”.  Available on Wikipedia.

   * Ghana , Anbiya, & Gao are derived from:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   * North African borders are derived from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 800 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

   * Sao Civilization (collapsing) is derived from:

          1.  Wikipedia.  Article about the “Sao Civilization”.

 

II - Asian Information

   * Asian information is derived primarily from these sources:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

          2.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 750 AD”. 

          3.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

          4.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “World_Map_700_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

   * Arab Empire (Abbasid Caliphate) borders are derived from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

          2.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 800 AD”.

   * Central Asia & Steppe Tribes are derived from:

          1.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 750 AD”.

          2.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   * Chinese Empire (Tang Dynasty) borders are from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

          1.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500 BCE . Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

          2.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Combination of:

               a - Map of "The Age of Gurjara-Pratiharas, Palas, & Rastrakutas, c. A.D. 700-975".

               b - Map of “Islamic Expansion & Western views of SE Asia, 7th-12th centuries”.

   * Japanese Islands information is from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

          2.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The First Empires of Japan ”.  Pg 264.

   * Khazar Khanate borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 800 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

   * Korean & Manchurian information:

          1.  Park Hyeon.  Historical Maps of Korea.  Maps of “Korea in 732 AD” and “Korea in 830 AD”.  Available on Wikipedia.

   * Roman (Byzantine) Empire borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 800 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

   * Southeast Asia (including Champa, Chenla, Dvaravati, Nanzhao, Pyu, modern Indonesia, etc.):

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “Southeast Asia, 650-1250 CE”.  Pg 245.

          2.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Southeast Asia, C. 650-1250 AD”.

          3.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

   * Tibetan Empire borders are derived from a combination of:

            Note:  User:Porikolpok_Oxom created this map of “Kamarupa_7th-8th_Century_AD.jpg”, which depicts different borders

                    for Kamarupa, Gauda, Tripura, and Manipur.

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “Tang China & its neighbors c. 750 CE”.  Pg 262.

                    Note:  The DK Atlas depicts Tibet ’s borders (c. 800 AD) including northern India for the entire length of

                    the Ganges river, including Kamarupa, Bengal , Magadha , etc., under control of Tibet .

          2.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Asia in 750 AD”.

                    Note:  Herrmann’s map depicts Tibetan control over Kamarupa, Bengal, and Pala in 750 AD

          3.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/700 CE."

                    Note:  Nelson’s map depicts Tibetan control only over the Tibetan plateau region.

          4.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of "Pusyabhuti & Calukyan ascendancy c. 550-700 AD".

                    Note:  Map notes that Tibetan King Songtsän Gampo (582?-650 AD) conquered Nepal and Kamarupa, and invaded Tirabhukti.

          5.  Alex McKay.  The History of Tibet: Vol 1, Early Period to 850 AD”.  Pg 54.  (ISBN:0415308429)

                    Note:  States that Nepal ’s Licchavi Dynasty became vassals of Tibet in the early 600s AD.  Also notes the Pala Empire

                         under King Dharmapala accepted Tibetan overlordship.

          6.  S. Chand.  Ancient India”.  Pg 632.  Available through Google books.  (ISBN:8121908876)

                    Note:  Describes Tibetan activities in India during the reign of King Songtsän Gampo of Tibet and King Harsha Vardhana

                         of Kannauj.  Also describes Tibetan sovereignty over Kamarupa and Kannauj after the death of King Harsha.

          7.  Wikipedia.  Articles about “History of Tibet” and “Songtsän Gampo”. 

                    Note:  The articles state that Tibet & Nepal led a joint attack on Harsha’s successor in 648 AD, and subjugated

                        northern India in retaliation for an Indian attack on a Chinese envoy named Xuanzang.

          8.  RA Stein.  “Tibetan Civilization”.  (Revised English edition, 1972).  Stanford University Press, Pg 62. 

                    (ISBN 0-8047-0806-1 cloth; ISBN 0-8047-0901-7 pbk., pp. 58-59)

          9.  New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct 2001.  Timeline of Art History.

                    Section on the “Himalayan Region, 500-1000 AD”.

   * Uyghur Khaganate information is derived from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 800 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/800 CE."

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

850 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

900 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_900ad.jpg

  Updated:  8-23-2008

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_900ad.jpg:

   1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.

   2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

              World History Maps Inc., Alexandria, VA, 2008. Available at www.WorldHistoryMaps.com.

   3.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

   4.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.

   5.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “World_Map_900_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

 

I - African information

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Combination of:

               a - Maps of “Islam & New States in Africa”.  Pgs 162-163.

               b - Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa ”.  Pg 160.

               c - Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

               d - Map of “The World in 1000 CE”.  Pgs 58-59.

          2.  User:Javierfv1212.  Map of “World_Map_900_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

          3.  Wikipedia.  Articles related to peoples and states depicted in the map.

   * Ghana , Anbiya, & Gao are derived from:

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   * North African borders are derived from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

 

II - Asian Information

   * Arab Empire (Abbasid Caliphate) borders are derived from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

          2.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

   * Central Asia & Steppe Tribes are derived from:

          1.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “Manchuria under Liao Dynasty, 937-1125 AD”.

          2.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The World in 750 CE”.  Pgs 54-55.

   * Chinese Empire (Tang Dynasty) borders are from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

          2.  Albert Herrmann, Ph.D.  History & Commercial Atlas of China.  Map of “The Five Dynasties, 907-960 AD”. 

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

          1.  John Nelson. Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500 BCE . Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

          2.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Combination of:

               a - Map of "The Age of Gurjara-Pratiharas, Palas, & Rastrakutas, c. A.D. 700-975".

               b - Map of “Islamic Expansion & Western views of SE Asia, 7th-12th centuries”.

   * Japanese Islands information is from:

          1.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

          2.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition.  Map of “The First Empires of Japan ”.  Pg 264.

   * Khazar Khanate borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

   * Korean & Manchurian information:

               Note:  My two sources for Korea in 900 AD (listed here) conflict with each other and show different information. Upon

                    studying both sources, along with additional information from Wikipedia, I decided to go with the borders depicted.

          1.  Park Hyeon.  Historical Maps of Korea.  Map of “Korea in 901 AD”.  Available on Wikipedia.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

          3.  Wikipedia.  Articles about the “Later Three Kingdoms” of “Hubaekje” and “Taebong”.

   * Roman (Byzantine) Empire borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

   * Southeast Asia (including Champa, Chenla, Dvaravati, Nanzhao, Pyu, modern Indonesia, etc.):

          1.  The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “Southeast Asia, 650-1250 CE”.  Pg 245.

          2.  Joseph Schwartzberg.  The Historical Atlas of South Asia.  Map of “Southeast Asia, C. 650-1250 AD”.

          3.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

   * Roman (Byzantine) Empire borders:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 900 AD”.

          2.  John Nelson.  Interactive Historical Atlas of the World since 500BCE. Map of the "Countries of the World 1/1/900 CE."

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies

 

3. Fringe areas like Africa , Australia , Siberia , etc. derive from Wikipedia World Map in 900 CE, created by User:Javierfv1212.

 

 

 


 

950 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1000 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_1000ad.jpg

  Updated: 

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_1000ad.jpg:

 

 

I - African information

 

II - Asian Information

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 1000 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

1025 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_1025ad.jpg

  Updated: 

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_1025ad.jpg:

 

 

I - African information

 

II - Asian Information

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 1000 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

1050 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1075 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1100 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_1100ad.jpg

  Updated: 

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_1100ad.jpg:

 

 

I - African information

 

II - Asian Information

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 1100 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

 


 

1150 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1200 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_1200ad.jpg

  Updated: 

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_1200ad.jpg:

 

 

I - African information

 

II - Asian Information

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 1200 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

 

Note:  Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

 

 

5. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition, map of Eastern Hemisphere in 1200 AD (Page ?) was also used to add additional information to this map.

 


 

1225 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1250 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1300 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_1300ad.jpg

   Updated: 

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_1300ad.jpg:

 

 

I - African information

 

II - Asian Information

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 1300 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

 

 


 

1350 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

1400 AD

  Map location:  http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_1400ad.jpg

   Updated: 

 

Primary Sources for East-Hem_1400ad.jpg:

 

 

I - African information

 

II - Asian Information

 

III - European Information

   * European information is derived primarily from:

          1.  Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 1400 AD”.

        Note:  User:Bogomolov.PL has discovered possible errors in some of my European borders

               compared to this source, due to the different geographical layout of the maps.

 

 


 

1450 AD

  Map location:  (Not currently available)

 


 

 

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