General Maps of Europe
The maps below offer depictions of all of Europe (continental maps) or large portions of Europe in medieval times. You can find related materials about General European history through the Middle Ages in our Medieval Europe Directory.
Barbarian Migrations in Late Antiquity
A shockwave plug-in and a little time is required to take advantage of this map's interactivity, but it's worth the wait. At the Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource.
Europe at the Death of Charles the Great
From The Public Schools Historical Atlas, edited by C. Colbeck, published by Longmans, Green, and Co. 1905, a map showing the political divisions of Europe at Charlemagne's death in 814, here at the Medieval History site.
The Germanic Kingdoms and the East Roman Empire in 486
This map of Europe after the "fall of Rome" depicts the distribution of the Germanic tribes and the extent of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) empire in 486 C.E. It is from the Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1923, and is online here at the Medieval History site.
Map of the Known World in the 5th Century
A simple rendering of what 5th century European scholars, leaders and traders understood the extent of their world to be. Created by your Guide and available right here at the Medieval History site.
Political Map of Europe in 1346
This map of Europe just before the arrival of the Black Death was created by your guide and is available right here at the Medieval History site.
The Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
Twenty-one maps of Europe, from 001 AD to 2000, presented on two pages, by Christos Nüssli. Access the index from the menu at left, then click each oversized thumbnail to see the map full-size. Also available in French and German. Bigger, clearer versions are available for download.
Maps of South Eastern Europe
An index of maps that focus primarily on the Balkan peninsula, but also depict portions of present-day Italy and Greece as well as other areas of eastern Europe. They are from the Atlas to Freeman's Historical Geography and are online here at the Medieval History site.
Spread of the Black Death, Jan.-June
This map depicting the course the Black Death took in Europe in the first half of 1348 was created by your guide and is available right here at the Medieval History site.
Spread of the Black Death, Jul.-Dec.
This map depicting the course the Black Death took in Europe in the second half of 1348 was created by your guide and is available right here at the Medieval History site.
Spread of the Black Death, 1349
This map depicting the course the Black Death took in Europe in 1349 was created by your guide and is available right here at the Medieval History site.
Western Europe c. 1550
Screen-sized full-color map by I. S. Clare is accompanied by a larger version suitable for printing, at the Compendium of Common Knowledge. Downloading the larger map for printing from a graphics program is recommended.
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The Medieval Atlas is a directory of maps, charts, geographic drawings and illustrations, illuminations, and other cartographic representations of the world in general, and the geography of Europe in particular, during the Middle Ages. Both historical maps and period or "antique" maps are included.
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