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Old Norse Map of the Viking World. The geographical range of Viking exploration between the 9th and 12th centuries AD was amazing.

Old Norse Map of the Viking World

From their Northern European homelands in today’s Norway, Denmark and Sweden they used the Norwegian and Baltic Seas to engage with the world as looters, traders, colonists and mercenaries. Their descendants in their North Atlantic colonies make up the modern populations of Great Britain, Ireland, France and Iceland. In Eastern Europe they gave their name to the lands of Russia and Belarus and in Western Europe to Normandy. Nobility Titles and Ranks in Medieval Europe. Nobility:origin of medieval nobility, nobility titles and ranks in Europe.

Nobility Titles and Ranks in Medieval Europe

Medieval French nobility, British nobility, German nobility. Medieval nobility origin: knights or a mounted warriors who swore allegiance to their sovereign and promised to fight for him in exchange for an allocation of land (usually together with serfs). Nobility titles The European nobility, the highest ranking citizens of a country besides the royal family, consisted of anyone who had been summoned to Parliament. Old Norse Map of the Viking World. Megalith Map mega map browser. Ancient Sites in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:

Map of sites near youSearch by Place Name Search by Post / Zip codeEngland Map Scotland Map Wales MapNorthern Ireland Map Republic of Ireland Map Channel Islands Map Chse a map square: B C D F G H HU HY HT HP J L M N NA NB NC ND NF NG NH NJ NK NL NM NN NO NR NS NT NU NX NY NZ O Q R S SC SD SE SH SJ SK SM SN SO SP SR SS SY SU SV SW SX SY SZ T TV TR TQ TL TM TG TF TA V W X 'A Wonderful Guide' - Michael Pollak, The New York Times This map of Britain and Ireland, is divided into 100 kilometre squares.

Megalith Map mega map browser. Ancient Sites in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:

Locations of prehistoric stone circles and stone rows are indicated by the red dots. Click on a grid square to see that map sheet in greater detail. Old Names For Herbs - A to Z. In the old days, herbalists and midwives didn't use textbook botanical names for herbs.

Old Names For Herbs - A to Z

Medicinal and magical plants had colorful descriptive names. Often, old books about magic and herbal healing use the folk names instead of the names commonly used today, and it can be confusing. So, here is an alphabetical listing of those names, along with the common and botanical names in current use. You'll notice that some plants have a variety of names, and some names refer to a variety of plants. Eagle: Wild Garlic Allium sativumEardrops: Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullariaEarth Smoke: Fumitory Fumaria officinalisEarth Star: Bromeliad Vriesia, Billbergia, Aechmae, Annanas, Bromelia, Guzmania, Cryptanthus, Neoreglia sppsEerie: Yarrow Achillea millefoliumEgyptian Thorn: Gum Arabic Acacia senegal Egyptian Gum: Gum Arabic Acacia Senegal, A.

Historical Units of Length Converter - Online Units Conversion. The Island of Britain AD 450-600. This map of Britain concentrates on the British territories and kingdoms that were established during the fourth and fifth centuries, as the Saxons and Angles began their settlement of the east coast.

The Island of Britain AD 450-600

It provides an overview of all the territories known or estimated to have existed under Romano-British control, but not all of them existed at the same time, or in the same form as shown here. Many territories in the south-east appear to have been slow to assume any independent status, and were very short-lived, while others in the west had shifting borders and a sketchy history that suggests a gradual shift from Roman-style administration to Celtic kingdom. Map of Europe's Tribes (Maximum Size) lHoCQtt. Medieval Name List. The Medieval Name List is comprised of names taken from the European area during the Middle Ages and Renaissance era.

Medieval Name List

Medieval Naming Guides: Names of Places, Things, and Animals. Places A Survey of the History of English Placenames, by Cateline de la Mor la souriete.

Medieval Naming Guides: Names of Places, Things, and Animals

List of former sovereign states. Criteria for inclusion[edit] The criteria for inclusion in this list is similar to that of the List of states with limited recognition.

List of former sovereign states

To be included here, a polity must have claimed statehood and either: had de facto control over a territory, a population, a government, a capacity to enter into relations with other states, orhave been recognised as a state by at least one other state. For purposes of this list, the cutoff between medieval and early modern states is the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. Ancient and medieval states[edit] Modern states and territories by geography[edit] Africa[edit] See also: List of African Great Lakes kingdoms Northern Africa[edit] Morocco (Maghreb al-Aksa)[edit] Egypt and Sudan[edit] Modern Algeria (Central Maghreb)[edit]

Historical Country Names. List of historical regions of Central Europe. There are many historical regions of Central Europe.

List of historical regions of Central Europe

For the purpose of this list, Central Europe is defined as the area contained roughly within the south coast of the Baltic Sea, the Elbe River, the Alps, the Danube River, the Black Sea and the Dnepr River. Note that these regions come from different time periods – from medieval to modern era – and may often overlap. National borders have been drawn across those regions multiple times over centuries so usually they cannot be assigned to any specific nation. The list below indicates which present-day states control the whole or a part of each of the listed regions.

List of European regions with alternative names. Names of countries and regions of Europe in local languages. Alternate History Africa. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire. 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire. By Timothy B.

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world. The colonization counterfactual. One of the questions I’m often asked by friends who haven’t studied African history is what might have happened to the continent if it hadn’t been colonized. It’s interesting to look at the following map of African politico-tribal units circa 1844 by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon in the light of this question: [click for full size – it’s worth it!] Aborigine Languages Map.

Alternate North America. American Indians Tribes Map. Empires That No Longer Exist. Which protectorates are not listening to the US via the Snowden situation? Well, since when have the South American countries started thumbing their nose at their "friend" to the North? America started losing its grip there when they stopped installing their own regional administrators - twenty, even ten years ago, they'd have lined up to prevent Snowden from travelling there.

Historically, Hong Kong would have handed him straight over, Ireland wouldn't have even considered asylum, nor would Germany and France have had so many ministers line up to say it was Europes job to protect him. I'd argue it's a hegemony, not an empire. But it's a semantic difference. European Regions. Most have in different languages. Some regions have also undergone name changes for political or other reasons. This article attempts to give all known alternative names for all major European regions, provinces, and territories. It also includes some lesser regions that are important because of their location or history. This article does not offer any opinion about what the "original", "official", "real", or "correct" name of any region is or was. Regions are (mostly) listed alphabetically by their , which does not necessarily match the title of the corresponding article.

Foreign names that are the same as their English equivalents may be listed, to provide an answer to the question "Whats is that name in... "? Forgotten Nations. History Rome annihilated Carthage to ensure it would never again rise as a major threat. The Ottomans forever ended Byzantium’s glory. Iran Through Ages (726 BC to 640 AD) Ancient Iran through Ages (728BCE to CE651) Medes / Median (Mâdhâ) Dynasty; 728-550BCE Achaemenid (Hakhâmaneshiyân) Dynasty; 550-330BCE Parthian /Arsacid (Ashkâniân) Dynasty; 247BCE-CE224.

KateMonk. Latin names of countries. Mexico Indian Tribes Map. The Viking-age Fylki (Petty kingdoms) of Norway. Important! This is the “de jure” regions so to say. A petty king might have power in 2 or 3 of them, or they might be divided in various ways. The fylki are mostly a kind of administrative grouping, and they survived into the time of medieval Norway and beyond. The fylki had in the beginning mostly a þing each, but some went for further cooperation made bigger multi-fylki þings, which I have tried to represent here.

For example Trøndelag. In the middle ages, all fylki eventually joined such a big thing and in the end there were 4 big ones covering all of Norway. Also, in this time Hálogaland, Jamtaland and similar areas are not to be considered the same as fylki. World Archaeology Maps and Timeline. World History Maps by Thomas Lessman.