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Eastern Hemisphere in 700 AD.

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This map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 700 AD was created by Thomas Lessman, based on information from the sources listed below. This map is free for educational use (see Permission info above). When using this map, please mention that it is available for free at

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  • Remember, sources often conflict with each other. This map is only as accurate as the information that is available to me. To report any errors or to help further this work, please click here, or email Thomas Lessman at

References for information contained in this map:

1. Borders of Europe are mostly derived from the map of Europe in 700 AD.

  • (Please note: User:Bogomolov.PL has done a great job of showing me possible discrepancies in my north European borders compared to this source, due to the differences in the geographical layout of the maps.)

2. Asian information is mostly derived from the following sources:

2a. Wikimedia's World Map 700 CE, created by User:Javierfv1212.
2b. Map of Asia in 750 AD, from
  • Please note: borders between Tibet and India are in question due to conflicts between source information:
2c. My depiction of Tibet's borders with India are based on these sources:
  • 1: DK Atlas of World History (2000 edition, pg. 262), showing Tibet's borders in 800 AD, with northern India (the entire length of the Ganges, almost to the Indus river) under Tibet's control.
  • 2:'s map of Asia in 750 AD, which shows Tibetan control over Kamarupa, Bengal, and Pala.
  • 3: "Himalayan Region, 500–1000 A.D." in Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (October 2001)
  • 4: Google Book's "History of Tibet" (Page 54), makes several notes of Nepal's Licchavi dynasty as vassals of Tibet, and also says that India's Pala Empire under King Dharmapala accepted Tibetan overlordship.
  • 5: Google Book's "Ancient India", (Page 632), describes Tibetan activities during the reigns of Songtsan Gampo and King Harsha of Kannauj. Also describes the Tibetan subjucation of Kamarupa and Kannauj after the death of King Harsha.
  • 6: Wikipedia's article about Tibetan King Songtsän Gampo states that Tibet and Nepal invaded India in 648 AD and defeated Harsha's successor, after the Indian King had attacked a Chinese envoy named Wang Xuanze. (That statement referenced with Stein, R. A. Tibetan Civilization 1962. Revised English edition, 1972, Faber & Faber, London. Reprint, 1972. Stanford University Press, p. 62. ISBN 0-8047-0806-1 cloth; ISBN 0-8047-0901-7 pbk., pp. 58-59)

3. Fringe areas like Africa, Australia, Siberia, etc. derive from Wikimedia's map of the World Map 700 CE, created by User:Javierfv1212.

4. Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

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current13:37, 6 May 2016Thumbnail for version as of 13:37, 6 May 20163,240 × 1,903 (2.33 MB)Julieta39Cosmetic changes according with « Putzger historischer Weltatlas Cornelsen » 1990 - ISBN 3-464-00176-8 ; « Atlas historique Georges Duby » Larousse 1987 - ISBN 2-03-503009-9 ; André & Jean Sellier's « Atlas des Peuples » La Découverte : issues...
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