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Euratlas Periodis: Maps for the History of Europe

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Euratlas Periodis is a fantastic web resource that depicts the history of Europe through maps, documenting the political situation at the end of each century from the first to the twentieth. It also functions as a historical gazetteer—when you zoom in, you can see sovereign states and dependent entities as well as political boundaries and important cities.

Membership to the website is free and allows users to download maps and pictures. To become a member, enter your email address on this page—Euratlas Periodis will then email you the log in information.

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Explore the Beauty of Maps, Old and New

The BBC provides digital tours of “five of the world’s most beautiful old maps,” including a Psalter Map from 1260 which shows the earth as a flat round disc and a satirical map from 1877 depicting Russia as an octopus (above). The same website also features maps of the digital world, including a map of blogging and a map of global data exchange.

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