Ecclesiastical Map of Western
Europe in the Middle Ages
Inset: Vicinity of Naples
- Seat of an archbishopric
- Seat of a bishopric
- Benedictine (See also
- Augustinian (Austin) (See also
The area directly subject to an archbishop is indicated by
surface coloring. In Italy the dioceses
were so numerous that no attempt has been made to trace their
boundaries. The dates refer to the
founding of the bishopric or monastery concerned.
The insertion of the names of comparatively so large a number of
monasteries in France and Germany
is designed to give an idea of their approximate distribution,
in those countries, among the several
orders mentioned. Many monasteries, of course, were located in
the seats of archbishoprics and bishoprics.
The double underlining of a name in the same color shows the
place of origin of a particular order; in
different colors, the fact that the charge of the monastery
shifted from one order to another.
For details in the vicinity of Rome see
Map of Rome in the Middle Ages
University of Texas at Austin.
Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1923-26).
Map of Europe and the Mediterranean Lands
Ecclesiastical Map of the British Isles in the