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Eastern Europe Map, Circa 1490

Eastern Europe Map, Circa 1490 Social Studies World History Geography

Muscovy - the Grand Duchy of Moscow - expanded through conquest and annexation (just as the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union did centuries later). 

Richard Pipes, in his highly acclaimed work Russia under the Old Regime, tells us how things changed, for Muscovy, between 1300 and 1584:

  • 20,000 square kilometers in 1300
  • 430,000 square kilometers by 1462
  • 2.8 million square kilometers by 1533
  • 5.4 million kilometers by 1584

See Pipes, Russia under the Old Regime, at page 80

This map, placed online by the University of Calgary, compares Muscovy’s territory to that of other countries by 1490.


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Map online, courtesy University of Calgary.

 

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