A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

a multi-faceted look at the middle east, and the middle west

a picture is worth 3000 years: Maps of War’s Imperial History of the Middle East

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on December 6, 2006

My friend C alerted me to this fascinating visual precis of empires in the region.

Watch it at: http://mapsofwar.com/ind/imperial-history.html.

Equally impressive is its creator’s “revisions” page, which calls out changes made since the original map’s launch: http://mapsofwar.com/revisions.html. Such sincere commitment to transparency and the principles of scholarship (which include debate, collegial disagreement and revision of previously held assumptions on the basis of newly presented, more credible evidence) deserves praise.

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