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Rise and Growth of Christianity: a map

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A map on the rise and growth of Christianity. Starting from Palestine, the new faith was at first spread in parts of Asia Minor’s interior, in Corinth and Thessalonike (Greece) and in Naples and Rome (Italy).

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Napoleon’s vision for a new imperial Rome

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Republication from  thehistoryblog.com

Napoleon’s forces occupied Rome twice. The first time was in February 1798 when General Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded the Papal States and Rome, for the first time since antiquity, was declared a republic, one of multiple “sister republics” established by Revolutionary France under the aegis of the Directory. The republic lasted barely a year (the Directory would follow it into the grave before 1799 was out) before the Kingdom of Naples invaded the city and reestablished the Papal States. On February 2nd, 1808, the French army under General Alexandre de Miollis (who also fought in the American Revolutionary War) took Rome again. He remained as governor of the former Papal States until Napoleon’s exile to Elba in 1814.

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A detailed map of ancient South Italy

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A detailed map of ancient South Italy. Actually these are the districts “designed” at emperor Augustus’ reign, thereby

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A detailed map of ancient Northern Italy

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A detailed map of ancient Northern Italy. Note the extent of the Celtic colonization in the Po Valley. Actually a large part of the Venetia district was

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A detailed map of the Punic wars in Italy and Africa

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This is a detailed map of the Punic wars in Italy and Africa depicting the major land and sea battles, cities and towns involved, and the invasion of Hannibal, Hasdrubal and Mago in Italy that almost cost Rome her own existence. The third major theatre of the military operations of the Punic Wars was Spain.
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