World map 486 AD

Map by: Thomas Lessman


Primary Sources for East-Hem_486ad.jpg:

  1.   The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  (See specific references below)
  2.   User:Javierfv1212.  Map of the “The_world_in_500_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

I – African information:

   * African Tribal locations are derived from:

  1.  The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “Development of Complex Societies in Africa”. Pg 160.

          (Bantus, Berbers, Chadians, Cushites, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisans, Mandes, Nilotics, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)

II – Asian information:

   * Greater India (Including modern Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan):

   * Korean & Manchurian information:

  1.   Park Hyeon.  Map of “History_of_Korea_300_BC.png”.  Available on Wikipedia.

III – European information:

   British Isles information is from:

  1.   David Nash Ford. Early British Kingdoms. Map of “Britain in 475 AD”.

   * European borders are primarily derived from:

  1.   Euratlas.  Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe.  Map of “Europe in 500 AD”.

IV – Australia, Siberia, & Other Fringe Areas

   Note:  Fringe information is derived from comparisons of these sources:

  1.   The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition.  Map of “The World in 500 CE”.  Pgs 50-51.
  2.   User:Javierfv1212.  Map of the “The_world_in_500_CE.PNG”.  Available on Wikipedia.

Note: Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon’s Regnal Chronologies.

Battle of Soissons: Frankish forces under King Clovis I defeat the Gallo-Roman kingdom of Soissons (Gaul). Roman rule under Syagrius ends. The land between the Somme and the Loire becomes a part of the Frankish Empire. Syagrius flees to the Visigoths (under king Alaric II), but Clovis threatens war and he is handed over for execution.
Clovis I establishes his new residence at Soissons. He appoints Ragnachar, Frankish petty king (regulus), as his deputy ruler.

Source: Wikipedia