Humanities

By jjrich
  • 97

    Tacitus' Germania

    Tacitus' Germania
    Tacitus' observations of Germanic Tribal Culture. Wrote Germania to reflect on the faults in Roman Culture.
  • 313

    Edict of Milan

    Edict of Milan
    A proclamation that said the Christian religion would be tolerated and accepted across the Roman Empire.
  • 325

    Nicene Creed

    Nicene Creed
    Leaders of Christianity met in Nicea to discuss the differences in their religion and make one religion that agreed with all their views.They then made the Nicece Creed, which was a profession of faith used in the Christian Religion.
  • 410

    The Sacking of Rome

    The Sacking of Rome
    King Alaric was the Visigothic leader, who lead the attack on Rome after the poor treatment of the Germanic Tribes.
  • 457

    The Merovingian Dynasty

    The Merovingian Dynasty
    Founded by Childreric. His son Clovis brought all of the Gauls together and truly united the lands they controlled.
  • 481

    Reign of Clovis

    Reign of Clovis
    Became King of the Franks at the age of fifteen. His wife Clothilde convinced him to convert to Christianity. He was the reason the Franks became a Christian Empire.
  • 500

    Salic Law

    Salic Law
    The Salian Frankish Civil Law Code. It was first established by the first Frankish King, Clovis. This provided inheritance terms, punishment for murder, and criminal law. The main goal of this code was to make the laws universal so there would be no feuds over laws or revenge
  • 518

    Justinian the Emporer

    Justinian the Emporer
    The Roman Empire was officially divided up into two parts because it was too hard to maintain control of the whole thing.Justinian took power of the Western empire.
  • 532

    Nika Revolt

    Nika Revolt
    Justinian refused to pardon two young killers, one blue and one green, who had escaped hanging when the ropes broke. Riots broke out and the German mercenaries Justinian hired killed several priests and monks who were trying to make peace. This caused even more rebellion. Most of the city caught on fire. Justinian wanted to flee, but his wife, Theodora, convinced him to stay. In order to reconstruct the city, Justinian built Hagia Sophia, which was later converted to a mosque
  • 563

    Gregory of Tours

    Gregory of Tours
    A history of the Frankish people, he was trying to promote Christianity so he was bias in his writings. He was also a Bishop so he excused most of Clovis' actions in his writings.
  • Period: 571 to Dec 25, 987

    Carolingian Dynasty

    Frankish Dynasty that started with Charlemagne and ended with Pepin the Short.
  • Dec 24, 600

    Theodosius II Wall

    Theodosius II Wall
    The walls were originally built by Constantine, to protect Byzantium by land and sea. Theodosius II improved on these walls. When manned it was almost impossib;e to get into the city.
  • Dec 24, 600

    Roman Legions leave England

    The Roman Empire was getting too large for them to rule so their forces left England.
  • Dec 24, 600

    Anglo Saxon Invasion

    The British needed protecting so the hired the Anglo-Saxons to protect them, however, the British did not pay them so the Anglo Saxons ended up taking over the land.
  • Dec 24, 622

    Muhammad leaves Mecca

    Muhammad leaves Mecca
    After getting word of a plotted assassination, Muhammad and his followers left Mecca and set out for Medina. This was known as Hijra or Hegira.
  • Dec 11, 629

    Muhammad conquers Mecca

    Muhammad conquers Mecca
    The Muslims had built up an army of 10,000 people, so Muhammad decided to take Mecca. It was very dangerous because he said if people fought in the Holy War then they would go to Paradise. This made people want to fight in the Holy War, otherwise known as Jihad.
  • Dec 24, 661

    Ali's Assasination

    Ali's Assasination
    In a test of strength between Ali and Muawiya. Ali is assassinated in a the Great Mosque of Kufa. This caused the split of Shiites and Sunnis
  • Dec 24, 661

    Umayyad Empire

    Umayyad Empire
    One of the four major Arab Caliphates established after Muhammad's death. It hailed from Mecca and the Government was a monarchy.
  • Dec 24, 673

    The Venerable Bede

    the Venerable Bede, was an English monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter
  • Dec 24, 691

    Dome of the Rock

    Dome of the Rock
    A shrine built by Umayyad. it is one of the oldest pieces of Islamic Architecture. It is located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • Dec 24, 714

    Pepin the Short

    Pepin the Short
    The First Carolingian to become King of the Franks. Advanced the conversion of the Saxons.
  • Oct 24, 732

    Battle of Tours and Charles Martel

    Battle of Tours and Charles Martel
    Charles Martel defeats a very large Moor army using his excellent battle strategy of staying up high and firing cannon balls. His men then took treasure from their camp.
  • Dec 24, 750

    Abbasid Empire

    Abbasid Empire
    The Third of the Four Islamic Caliphates to be created after Muhammad's death. Was created by Muhammad's youngest uncle.
  • Dec 24, 800

    Crowning of Charlemagne

    Charlemagne was crowned by Pope Leo II. He united most of Western Europe.
  • Dec 24, 871

    Alfred the Great

    Successfully defended the Kingdom against the Vikings and the English language.
  • Dec 24, 1000

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    A poem telling the story of a young hero of the Geats who is a great help to the Danes. The date is important to understanding the epic because the religion of England at the time was Christianity which affected the authors point of view.
  • Dec 24, 1054

    Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Spilt

    Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Spilt
    Charlemagne's crowning made the Eastern and Western relations more distant. This led to a split in religions. The Eastern Church became Greek Orthodox and the Western Church became Roman Catholic.
  • Dec 24, 1066

    House of Wessex

    Started with Cedric the Great and Ended with William the Confessor. Initially ruled in South England
  • Dec 24, 1095

    Pope Urban's Speech

    Called upon the knights to get back the Holy Land. Remission of Sin, Get more lands, Be closer to Jesus, Go to Heaven, and Live in Holy Land.
  • Dec 24, 1099

    Population Growth after Ice Age

    Due to the fact that temperatures elevated, it was easier for man survive because of farming and temperatures.
  • Dec 24, 1099

    Jerusalem is taken

    The Christians took the city of Jerusalem. They killed almost everyone in the city and raped the women as well. They were very destructive because they knew their sins would be forgiven.
  • Period: Dec 24, 1189 to Dec 25, 1192

    Third Crusade

    Major Power Struggle between Richard and Saladin.
  • Dec 24, 1200

    Prose Edda

    Prose Edda
    The Prose Edda is a text about Old Norse Poetics written by Snorri Sturlson. Snorri says that man lost the name of God men had started worshiping other gods. Thor represents Germanic tribal culture because he was very war-like, proud, and honor craving.
  • Dec 24, 1200

    Seljuk Dynasty

    Seljuk Dynasty
    Ruling military family. Founded an Empire that included Mesopotamia, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria. Their advance marked the beginning of the Turkish power in the East. Different because they were not Muslim.
  • Dec 24, 1200

    Norman Invasion of England

    Lead by Duke William II of Normandy. Tapestry describing event is Bayeux Tapestry
  • Dec 24, 1325

    Ibn Battuta's Pilgrimage to Mecca

    Ibn Battuta's Pilgrimage to Mecca
    Ibn traveled 29 years and 75,000 miles to get to Mecca to make pilgrimage. On the way, he was attacked by bandits, nearly beheaded, and almost drowned. H ewrote the story "Rihla" which means my travels.