Historical Atlas of Central Europe: Third Revised and Expanded Edition

By Paul Robert Magocsi

© 2018

Central Europe remains a region of ongoing change and continuing significance in the contemporary world. This third, fully revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Central Europe takes into consideration recent changes in the region. The 120 full-colour maps, each accompanied by an explanatory text, provide a concise visual survey of political, economic, demographic, cultural, and religious developments from the fall of the Roman Empire in the early fifth century to the present. No less than 19 countries are the subject of this atlas. In terms of today's borders, those countries include Lithuania, Poland, and Belarus in the north; the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovakia in the Danubian Basin; and Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and Greece in the Balkans. Much attention is also given to areas immediately adjacent to the central European core: historic Prussia, Venetia, western Anatolia, and Ukraine west of the Dnieper River.

Embedded in the text are 48 updated administrative and statistical tables. The value of the Historical Atlas of Central Europe as an authoritative reference tool is further enhanced by an extensive bibliography and a gazetteer of place names – in up to 29 language variants – that appear on the maps and in the text.

The Historical Atlas of Central Europe is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, journalists, and general readers who wish to have a fuller understanding of this critical area, with its many peoples, languages, and continued political upheaval.

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The third revised edition of this beautifully crafted full-color atlas covers the central third of the European Continent, from Poland-Lithuania in the north to Greece and western Turkey in the south.

Historical Atlas of Central Europe: Third Revised and Expanded Edition

By Paul Robert Magocsi

© 2018

Central Europe remains a region of ongoing change and continuing significance in the contemporary world. This third, fully revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Central Europe takes into consideration recent changes in the region. The 120 full-colour maps, each accompanied by an explanatory text, provide a concise visual survey of political, economic, demographic, cultural, and religious developments from the fall of the Roman Empire in the early fifth century to the present. No less than 19 countries are the subject of this atlas. In terms of today's borders, those countries include Lithuania, Poland, and Belarus in the north; the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovakia in the Danubian Basin; and Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and Greece in the Balkans. Much attention is also given to areas immediately adjacent to the central European core: historic Prussia, Venetia, western Anatolia, and Ukraine west of the Dnieper River.

Embedded in the text are 48 updated administrative and statistical tables. The value of the Historical Atlas of Central Europe as an authoritative reference tool is further enhanced by an extensive bibliography and a gazetteer of place names – in up to 29 language variants – that appear on the maps and in the text.

The Historical Atlas of Central Europe is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, journalists, and general readers who wish to have a fuller understanding of this critical area, with its many peoples, languages, and continued political upheaval.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Canadian Rights
  • Page Count: 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 9.0in x 0.9in x 12.0in
  • Reviews

    "There is nothing comparable to this book in any language and its usefulness to the profession and interested public is beyond any doubt. The work is destined to exert considerable and lasting influence on generations of scholars, experts, diplomats, and politicians."


    George Barany
    University of Denver

    "The Historical Atlas of Central Europe is a marvellous work that deserves to be in every map library, history department, researcher’s office, or even one’s coffee table. Considering the current events transpiring in this region of Europe, this atlas may well become one of the most used in any collection or classroom."


    James Boxall
    Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin

    "A Superb reference tool for those interested in the region and as essential aid for those involved in teaching the history of East Central Europe."


    Journal of Refugee Studie

    "A valuable reference work for historians of Europe and a treasure house for the merely curious"


    Business Library Review
  • Author Information

    Paul Robert Magocsi is a professor in the Departments of History and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction to the Original Edition
    Note to the Second Revised and Expanded Edition
    Note to the Third Revised Edition

    1. Central Europe: geographic zones
    2. Central Europe, ca. 400
    3. Central Europe, 7th–8th centuries
    4. Central Europe, 9th century
    5. Early medieval kingdoms, ca. 1050
    6. The period of feudal subdivisions, ca. 1250
    7. Poland, Lithuania, and Bohemia-Moravia, 13th–15th centuries
    8. Hungary-Croatia and Venetia, 14th–15th centuries
    9. Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, and the Ottoman Empire, 14th–15th centuries
    10. Central Europe, ca. 1480
    11. Economic patterns, ca. 1450
    12. The city in medieval times
    13. Ecclesiastical jurisdictions, ca. 1450
    14. Central Europe, ca. 1570
    15. Protestant Reformation, 16th century
    16. Catholic Counter Reformation, 16th–17th centuries
    17. Education and culture through the 18th century
    18. Central Europe, 1648
    19. Poland-Lithuania, the Habsburgs, Hungary-Croatia, and Transylvania, 16th–17th centuries
    20. The Ottoman Empire, the Habsburgs, Hungary-Croatia, and Transylvania, 16th–17th centuries
    21. Central Europe, ca. 1721
    22. Poland, Austria, and the Ottoman Empire, 18th century
    23. The Napoleonic era, 1795–1814
    24. Central Europe, 1815
    25. The Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1815–1914
    26. The Balkan Peninsula, 1817–1912
    27. The Balkan Peninsula on the eve of World War I
    28. Canal and railway development before 1914
    29. Population, 1870–1910
    30. Ethnolinguistic distribution, ca. 1900
    31. Cultural and educational institutions before 1914
    32. Germans in Central Europe, ca. 1900
    33. Jews and Armenians in Central Europe, ca. 1900
    34. The Catholic Church, 1900
    35. The Orthodox Church, 1900
    36. Central Europe, 1910
    37. World War I, 1914–1918
    38. Central Europe, 1918–1923
    39. Poland, Danzig, and Lithuania in the 20th century
    40. Belarus and Ukraine in the 20th century
    41. Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia in the 20th century
    42. Austria and Hungary in the 20th century
    43. Romania and Moldova in the 20th century
    44. Yugoslavia, Serbia, and Kosovo in the 20th century
    45. Slovenia, Trieste, and Istria in the 20th century
    46. Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 20th century
    47. Montenegro, Albania, and Macedonia in the 20th century
    48. Bulgaria and Greece in the 20th century
    49. Central Europe, ca. 1930
    50. World War II, 1939–1942
    51. World War II, 1943–1945
    52. Central Europe after World War II
    53. Population movements, 1944–1948
    54. Population in the 20th century
    55. Ethnolinguistic distribution, ca. 2010
    56. Central Europe, 1980
    57. Industrial development, 1945–1989
    58. Education and re-education in the 20th century
    59. The Catholic Church in the 20th century
    60. The Orthodox Church in the 20th century
    61. Post-Communist Central Europe

    Map sources
    Bibliography
    Index

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