By Richard J. A. Talbert (ed.)
In ninety nine full-color maps unfold over one hundred seventy five pages, the Barrington Atlas re-creates the complete international of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of greater than seventy five glossy nations. Its huge layout (13 1/4 x 18 in. or 33.7 x 46.4 cm) has been custom-designed via the top cartographic provider, MapQuest.com, Inc., and is unmatched for diversity, readability, and element. Over 70 specialists, aided by means of an equivalent variety of experts, have labored from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to come the fashionable panorama to its old visual appeal, and to mark historic names and lines according to the main up to date old scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the past due Roman Empire, and not more than general scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to symbolize so much areas. because the 1870s, all makes an attempt to map the classical global comprehensively have failed. The Barrington Atlas has ultimately completed that elusive and not easy aim. it all started in 1988 on the college of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, lower than the path of the celebrated historic historian Richard Talbert, and has been constructed with nearly $4.5 million in investment aid. The ensuing Barrington Atlas is a reference paintings of everlasting worth. It has a really large entice every person world wide with an curiosity within the old Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. students and libraries may still locate it crucial. it's also for college kids, tourists, fans of good cartography, and a person desirous to retrace Alexander's eastward marches, go the Alps with Hannibal, traverse the japanese Mediterranean with St. Paul, or contemplate the roads, aqueducts, and protection works of the Roman Empire. For the recent millennium the Barrington Atlas brings the traditional prior again to existence in an unforgettably shiny and encouraging means. Map-by-Map listing A Map-by-Map listing to the Barrington Atlas is offered on-line and in a separate two-volume print variation of with reference to 1,500 pages. The listing is designed to supply information regarding each position or characteristic within the Barrington Atlas. The part for every map includes: a concise textual content drawing recognition to big problems in mapping a sector, reminiscent of wide panorama swap due to the fact that antiquity, or asymmetric sleek exploration.a directory of each identify and have at the map, with easy info concerning the interval of profession, the fashionable equivalents of historical placenames, the fashionable kingdom in which they're positioned, and short references to suitable historical testimony or smooth studies.a bibliography of works cited.The Map-by-Map listing is a vital accompaniment to the Barrington Atlas. As a uniquely wealthy, accomplished, updated distillation of proof and scholarship, it has no fit in other places and opens how you can an incredible number of additional examine tasks
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