Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Middle East: 5000 years of imperial history... in 90 seconds

I'm thinking about maps at the moment - I've just got back from a day trip to London, where amongst other things I visited the history of maps exhibition at the British Library (highly recommended - it inventively reveals the role of maps in propaganda, military planning, and the projection of power and status).

Now for an especially ingenious and illuminating use of mapping, with the aid of 21st century technology, to show the history of imperialism and military competition.

Click HERE to speed through the last 5000 years of conquest, expansion and war in the Middle East. 

On a related theme, see Neil Faulkner's fascinating Marxist History of the World series (8 installments so far).


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