Atlas of the Week: Middle Eastern Affairs

In the Atlas I chose for the blog curation assignment it has a series of maps of the region come to be known as the Middle East in the contemporary. This atlas first puts the Middle East into context around the other nations of the world from around the years of 1200 B.C. It later gives examples of Middle Eastern maps which depict the geographical features of the region and later talks about the Middle East in terms of historical significance in conflicts from the 20th century such as the world wars. This atlas is especially noteworthy to our class in that I believe this atlas stands aligned with contemporary norms within cartography and it would be interesting to see in what ways our class could critique these maps.

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