The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire


Maps do not tell stories in the same way books do.

The stories maps tell seem - to the untrained eye - to lack beginnings and endings. Characters. Plot lines. Some people even say that maps are just descriptions of places - that they do not tell stories at all.

But the truth is that within the neatline of any good map there is intrigue and drama and nuance and, sometimes, even a grandiose, sweeping view of the world. You just have to know where to look.

Learn more about spatial history and "mapstories."

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