Useful Maps for your Unit Three Study Activity!

Tonight, you’ll need to finish up your two review maps of the Byzantine Empire and Islamic Caliphates.  Remember, your maps should do the following:

Byzantine Empire Map

  1. Outline the FURTHEST extent of the Byzantine Empire. Color the land the empire controlled YELLOW.
  1. Label the following cities:
  • Constantinople
  • Nicea
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
  • Alexandria
  1. Label the following bodies of water:
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Black Sea
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Aegean Sea
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Dniepper River
  • Danube River
  1. Identify the areas of occupation for the following non-Byzantine groups:
  • Visigoths
  • Normans
  • Franks
  • Slavs
  • Bulgars
  1. Identify the major routes used by the Vikings which affected the Byzantine Empire and neighboring regions between 739 and 1043 CE. Include both river and sea routes.

Early Islamic Empires Map

  1. Outline the extent of the growing Islamic Empire in DIFFERENT COLORS to indicate the spread of Islam at these points:
  • By 632 CE (Muhammad’s death)
  • By 661 CE (“Rightly Guided” Caliphs)
  • By 850 CE (Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates)
  1. Label the following cities:
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Jerusalem
  • Baghdad
  • Damascus
  • Córdoba
  • Tours
  • Constantinople
  1. Label the following bodies of water:
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Indian Ocean
  • Nile River
  • Tigris River
  • Euphrates River
  • Indus River
  1. Identify the location of major political groups outside of the spread of Islam:
  • Frankish Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Kievan Rus’
  1. Identify the major routes of conquest and expansion used by Islamic forces between 632 and 850 CE.

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