This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... they were themselves deficient in the most simple geographical knowledge ; the few data, which they furnish here and there, are often erroneous or uncertain, mostly full of wonders and superstitions from the hearsay repetitions of credulous travellers, pilgrims or crusaders. Sometimes their reports disagree with the physical geography of the countries, or are contradicted by the relations of other writers of the same time. We shall therefore limit our manual of medieval geography, to a general description of the political position of Europe, and the adjacent parts of western Asia and northern Africa, during eight of the most important periods of universa? history, between the fourth and the sixteenth centuries, which are illustrated by the annexed six general historical maps. 2. General Division Of Medieval Geography. Period I.--The political geography of the Roman Empire, after its final division in eastern and western Rome, between the emperors Arcadius and Honorius in A. D. 395. It exhibits, likewise, the geographical and ethnographical position of all the different Barbarian nations of the north and east, towards the close of the fourth century, immediately before the beginning of the great migration, the successive development of which forms, as it were, the separate periods of medieval geography. Period II.--The political geography of Europe and the adjacent parts of Asia and Africa at the beginning of the sixth century, before the accession of Justinian I. in A. D. 527. It presents the results of the first period of the great migration of the northern nations, and their settlements in the provinces of the then no longer existing western Roman empire. Period III.--The political geography of Europe towards the close of the sixth century, after the conquest ...
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