History of World Civilization Midterm

  • 140

    Creation of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC)

    Creation of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC)
    (221 B.C.E.) After Zing Yheng conquered the Qi he proclaimed himself "Qin Shi Huang" which translates into the "First Emperor of Qin" and from then on the Qin Dynasty began. The Qin where also the first to set up a sort of system of government which helped unite the area.
  • 140

    First Confucian School (140 B.C.E.)

    First Confucian School (140 B.C.E.)
    The Han emperor Wu created the first Confucian academy which helped succesfully make it the state's religion under the Han.
  • 140

    Mahabharata and The Bhagavad Gita (1500 B.C.E.)

    Mahabharata and The Bhagavad Gita (1500 B.C.E.)
    (1500 B.C.E.) The Bhagavad Gita, which is the best known work in Hindu religious literature, is the part of a larger epic called Mahabharata. Mahabharata is a story about two feuding families fighting each other and it is beleived to be based in 1500 BCE in India. The Bhagagavad is a philosophical interlude that interupts the story to ask some fundemental questions about proper religious behavior along with asking about the nature of life and death.
  • 140

    First Emerging Cities (3500 B.C.E.)

    First Emerging Cities (3500 B.C.E.)
    (3500 B.C.E.) The world's first cities begin to emerge in Eurasia due to the spread of villages across the continent.
  • 163

    Pompey defeats Mithridates (63 BC)

    Pompey defeats Mithridates (63 BC)
    Roman general Pompey defeates Mithridates VI, King of Pontus, and acquires vast information and writings on botanism including vast knowledge of poisons and antedotes.
  • Period: 300 to 500

    The Kama Sutra

    During these 200 years the Kama Sutras various parts was believed to be written and then put together.
  • Oct 27, 921

    First Know Contact With Viking Rus

    First Know Contact With Viking Rus
    Muslim caliph of Baghdad sent Ibn Fadlan to seek out the king of Bulgars when on the way Ibn stumbled upon various tribes near modern city of Kazan who had once earlier been united under the command of people known as the Rus. Theory is the Rus descended from the Vikings.
  • Oct 27, 982

    Exile of Eirik the Red

    Exile of Eirik the Red
    Eirik the Red and his family was exiled from Norway and forced to flee west where they came upon Iceland where they settled the first colony on iceland even though they weren't the first to land there.
  • Oct 26, 1001

    Leif Ericson

    Leif Ericson
    Leif Ericson sets out to explore Canada with a crew of 35 men after he had reverted to Christianity in Norway
  • Oct 27, 1230

    Creation of the Mali Empire

    Creation of the Mali Empire
    The west African tribe Mandinka becomes known as the Mali Empire under Sundiata Keita control and it was known for its wealth in rulers.
  • Oct 26, 1269

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo sets out on a major journey with his father Niccolo and his uncle Maffeo for a total of 24 years until they returned back to Venice to find it in a war Genoa.
  • Oct 27, 1275

    City of Hangchou

    Marco Polo arrives in China before returning to Venice. The Chinese Southern Song capital of Hangchou was also just conquered by Kubilai Khan.
  • Oct 27, 1427

    The Mexican/Aztec Empire is Created.

    The Mexican/Aztec Empire is Created.
    Formed as an alliance between 3 citystates: Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan. By the end of the 15th century the empire's population was 25 million.
  • Oct 27, 1552

    Bartolomé de las Casas

    Bartolomé de las Casas
    Bartolomé de las Casas writes the book called Account of the Devastation of the Indies which told about how the Spanish treated the Aztecs and Mexicans
  • Discovery of Easter Island

    Discovery of Easter Island
    The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on this island to find it as a wasteland and only name the island for the day he landed on it being Easter.
  • Last of the Easter Island Statues

    Last of the Easter Island Statues
    Rival clans tear down the last of the statues. The rival clans had been doing this since 1770 to each other on the island.