Monday 16 September 2013

Animated map of European borders from 1000 A.D.

Great animated map of shifting borders over at LiveLeak.

Love this sort of stuff.

What I particularly like about this map is that it includes all of Europe and the Mediterranean, so you see what's happening in England and France in context with what's going on in Anatolia, for example, and North Africa. When we study history it often becomes necessarily narrowly focused on one region, a series of major events, but at the cost of context.