This new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire from the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD. The atlas has 170 large color maps that document the main historical developments. Each map is accompanied by a text that outlines the main historical developments. These texts include bibliographies and 65 additional maps, tables and stemmata that provide further elucidation.
The Barrington Atlas, created by the Classical Atlas Project (now, the Ancient World Mapping Center), is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should all find it essential, although it is not just for them. It is also for students, travelers and lovers of fine cartography.
The Ancient World Mapping Center has a growing set of on-line resources related to the Barrington Atlas and to other aspects of ancient geography and cartography. By visiting the AWMC web site, you can find updates to the Barrington Atlas; free, downloable maps for educational use; and articles about new discoveries. The Classical Atlas Project web site (this page) remains available on the web for historical reasons, but it will not be updated in the future. For all updates, please visi "rock star superstar