Atlas of The Changing Borders of Europe
The history of the European continent is mind-blowing complicated. That’s why the borders of many European countries often unpredictable have changed many times.
Below are maps illustrating the most radical changes in state borders in European history.
Medieval Europe (5th-15th century)
Medieval Period began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Numerous Germanic peoples created new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire.
Rome’s direct sequel, the still-substantial Byzantine Empire, remained in the Eastern Mediterranean and persisted a significant power.
Europe 1000 A.D.
Early modern Europe (late 15th century — late 18th century)
Early modern Europe is a period of European history starting with the Ottoman conquering of Constantinople in 1453, the Renaissance period in Europe, and the end of the Reconquista. Feudalism waned.
Europe, 1500 A.D.