Maps of the World’s Religious and Imperial History

Here are two fascinating flash video maps from the Maps of War website. The first map shows how the geography of religion has evolved over the centuries. Pay special attention to Christianity’s explosive growth that began with the rise of modern missions in the 1700-1800’s.

                                            History of Religion

                      (5000 years of religious history in 90 seconds)

The second map traces the major empires of the world showing who has controlled the Middle East over the course of world events.

                              Imperial History of the Middle East

                      (5000 years of imperial history in 90 seconds)

HT: World on the Web

Related post: Map of the World’s Religions


  1. eclexia says:

    This is so neat–my 12-year-old son loves history and thoroughly enjoyed seeing (and re-seeing) this rather high speed animation.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi eclexia,

    I’m glad your son enjoyed these. I had seen the empire one before, but the world religion one was new to me.

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  1. Map of the World’s Religions at Ray Fowler .org
  2. Christian Missionary Growth in the Nineteenth Century at Ray Fowler .org

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