Great Northern War

  Historical Atlas

 ARMIES
 
  Denmark-Norway
  Prussia
  Russia
 


Saxony
Sweden
 
 


 
MAPS
 
 Roman Empire
 Frankish Kingd.
 
Europe
 

Austria
Prussia
EU
 
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
 
 
 
BATTLES & SIEGES
 
 
 
POPULATION HISTORY
 
  Narva 1700
  Kliszow 1702
  Fraustadt 1706
  Lesnaya 1708
 
Poltava 1709
Helsingborg 1710
Gadebusch 1712
Stresow 1715
 
 British Isles
 West Europe
 
Benelux
Scandinavia
Germany
Central Europe
Italy
 
Baltic
East Europe
West Balkans
East Balkans
 

 
COLOURS & STANDARDS
 
 Model Drawings of Colours
 Preserved Colours in Museums
 
Colour Sheets for Miniatures Figures

 
 
REGENTS OF EUROPE
 

 British Isles
 Benelux
 France
 Iberia
 
Scandinavia
Germany
Central Europe
Italy
 
Baltic
Poland
East Europe
Balkans
 


Welcome to English Tacitus.nu, a translation of select parts of the original Swedish website which has existed since 2002. The English version consists of two distinct parts, a historical atlas which presents an overview of European history in the form of maps, population statistics and lists of regents. The other part covers the Great Northern War (1700-1721), with a strong emphasis on uniforms and colours.

The name of my website comes from the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus. In AD 98 he was the first to mention a Germanic tribe called Swedes (Sueoni). The topic of the site was from the beginning restricted to just the history of Sweden and I had also named the site "Svensk historia" (= Swedish history), but I thought it needed a more original name so I named in honour of Cornelius Tacitus.

Many have wondered why the site uses the top-level domain ".nu" which belongs to the pacific island of Niue instead of the more logical Swedish top-level domain ".se.". Well, the reason to this is that my website is quite old and when I named the site after Tacitus the rules for ".se" domain names were very strict. A private person like me could not have the address "tacitus.se", instead I would have been forced to name the site "Tacitus.pp.se" ("pp" as in "private person") if I was going to use the ".se" domain. The difficulties in obtaining ".se" domain names had the result that the ".nu" domain became very popular among Swedes as "nu" happens to be the Swedish word for "now".

Örjan Martinsson

The image above is Pierre Mignard's (1612-1695) painting "Clio" from 1689. Clio (or Klio) was according to Greek mythology one of the nine muses and she was recognised as the muse aiding historians. Since 2009 an image depicting Clio has been the logotype of Tacitus.nu (upper inner corner on all pages except this one).
 

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