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1. European external borders from year 0 AD up to present time

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European borders both internal and external, have changed a lot throughout History. In this project we just try to put the spot on the external and internal borders of Europe through a collection of maps which enable us to see the change of these limits throughout time. It is about creating a pattern or template which may help both teachers and students to have a first approach to the matter, and at the same time it may encourage us to research into our region of origin, with the aim of making us think about when our geographical area appears in Europe for the first time, when we are considered Europeans by the others and by ourselves and similar questions to try to think about what we share and makes us European.


  1. Where were the first European borders situated?
  2. Which Historic stage are these borders due to?
  3. When does Europe establish its present external borders?
  4. What are the present European borders?

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Description and Analysis

  1. Around the Mediterranean Sea.
  2. To Greek and Latin civilizations.
  3. In the 20th century.
  4. From a strictly geographical point of view if we accepted that Europe finishes in the Ural Mountains the Caucasian republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia should be included inside these borders. In the south, if we consider the Mediterranean Sea as the border of Europe the Anatolian peninsula should be included with all the reservations.