View Full Version : International borders

September 16th, 2007, 04:48 PM
I need the group brain of wny to help me out. Im looking for some resource that i can see a world map or regional maps of international borders going back through history. The reason is i like to read about history of empires and this involves alot of border change and i find it hard to picture which empires existed at the same time and where there borders were. I have seen examples of this in some atlas in the past but need HELP!

September 16th, 2007, 06:04 PM
google is always a handy place to look: map world empires (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=map+world+empires)

September 16th, 2007, 06:10 PM
I tried that but its only good for singular maps ie with a map of only one empire, im looking for something that would compile in one image, at different increments over history of all international borders, empires at any given time in relation with each other.

eg a map from the 19th century that would show the british, russian, ottoman etc empires/ countries/ states in relation to each other on a world map or continental map at least would be fantastic. I was hoping someone would know a good link for this.

September 16th, 2007, 07:07 PM
i figured it didnt come under 'city guide' but ill trust you so id like a redirect there if possible moderators!

September 16th, 2007, 07:10 PM
No problem.

September 16th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Wow this site is a well oiled machine!

September 16th, 2007, 07:27 PM
I think you might like this (if you have a PC, doesn't work for Mac).

Download the free program, and install it. An "Atlas of World History" shortcut will appear on the desktop. Run the program.

Various maps covering periods from 4000BC to 1000CE. You can select the year on a timeline, and the animation speed in years.

Very cool.


September 16th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Pretty sweet thanks! Pity it doesnt continue to present day, and 'atlas of world history' brings up a lot more accurate links than anything else ive been typing, seems there are a few programs of this type, need to find those free ones!!

September 16th, 2007, 08:06 PM
http://wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif ^^^ http://wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

September 16th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Im trying a new avenue, can someone explain how to find a google online free book like that one that was linked before for metropolitan areas, ive tried but dont know how to distinguish between one i can read online or that just links to amazon.

edit. cancel that, i figured it out and its no good.