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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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Caspian Sea 

Natalia Mirovitskaya.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1723 words.

The Caspian Sea (ancient Caspium Mare, Darya-ye-Khazar in Persian, Kaspi Denzi in Turkmen) is the largest completely enclosed body

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Albania, Caucasian

Nina G. Garsoïan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 216 words.

(᾽Αλβανία, Arm. Ałuank῾), region northeast of Armenia and east of Iberia between the Kur River, the Caspian Sea, and the

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Iran

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 526 words.

Historically comprising the Iranian Plateau, the Zagros and Elburz mountain ranges, and the regions bordering the Caspian Sea, Iran (

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Caucasus

Nina G. Garsoïan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 333 words.

(Καυκάσος), major mountain range stretching some 1,200 km northwest to southeast from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, traditionally

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Arabic sources of Scandinavian history

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

During the Viking Age, the Scandinavians travelled to places as far apart as the river Volga, the Caspian and Black Sea area, Baghdad, and the Mediterranean. They therefore encountered...

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Smolensk

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Located on the river Dnieper near the Western Dvina, Smolensk was positioned on trade routes between the Baltic and the Black and Caspian seas. Smolensk became the capital of an ...

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Attila

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(406–53),

king of the Huns 434–53. He ravaged vast areas between the Rhine and the Caspian Sea, inflicting great devastation on the eastern Roman Empire, before being defeated by...

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1. Introducing Assyria

Karen Radner.

in Ancient Assyria

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 2245 words.

Ancient Assyria was one of many states flourishing in the Middle East in the millennia before the beginning of the common era, but the long-lived kingdom was one of the most influential....

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The Ghost of Freedom

Charles King.

March 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 314 pages.

The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most...

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Purposes of Early 19th-century Russian Imperial Cartography

in Mapping Europe's Borderlands

May 2012; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 10352 words.

This chapter examines the European imperial agendas of Russian geospatial practices. It looks at how cartographers in European Russia territorialized former Poland–Lithuania within an...

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