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Period 3

  • 570

    Muhammad

    Muhammad was the founder of Islam. At first Muhammad's religion was prosecuted. Eventually it flourished and by the time of Muhammad's death he had conquered most of the Arabian peninsula.
  • 589

    Sui Dynasty

    Sui regained unity for China. Made 1,200 mile long canal system, linking China's interior and facilitating trade. They were ruthless rulers though and were overthrown.
  • Jan 1, 618

    Tang Dynasty

    Built on sui's foundation of unity. Tang was a part of China's golden age along with the Song dynasty. They re-instated the examination system to staff the bureaucracy.
  • Jan 1, 661

    Umayyad Dynasty

    The Umayyad dynasty was an Islamic dynasty. They had a very centralized government with Arabs holding the higher up positions. They collected wealth by making the other religions in the area pay a tax (jizya).
  • Jan 1, 700

    Kingdom of Ghana

    Emerged out of trade. It was a large political city in western and central sudan. It was known for riches and elaborate court life.
  • Jan 1, 700

    Silla Dynasty

    The Silla dynasty was a Korean dynasty. It allied with Tang china to bring political unity. It was one of many Korean dynasties but it was the most important because it made the alliance with China allowing it to communicate and spread culture.
  • Jan 1, 710

    Nara Period

    This was a period of time in Japan. Society was based on agriculture in nature and centered around villagers. The worshipped natural and ancestral spirits called Kami.
  • Jan 1, 750

    Abbasid Dynasty

    The Abbasid Dynasty fueled the golden age of Islam. It made the capital city Baghdad. Baghdad became an important place of learning and commerce. The Abbasids were pushed out of Baghdad in 1055 by the Seljuk Turks.
  • Jan 1, 768

    Reign of Charlemagne

    Charlemagne was the king of the Franks and later Italy. He was the first emporer in western Europe after the fall of the Wester Roman Empire. He was officially crowned emporer by Pope Leo III.
  • Jan 1, 794

    Heian Period

    Heian was a capital city that arose in Japan. It was based off the Chinese capital, Chang'an. The capital of Heian is a great example of Chinese culture spreading and inspiring different civilizations.
  • Jan 1, 800

    Mali Empire

    The Mali empire was much like the kingdom of Ghana. It was in western and central Sudan. It was visited by Ibn Battuta.
  • Jan 1, 802

    Kingdom of Angkor

    The Kingsom of Angkor shows the influence of Islamic people. It was well involved in trade. Women in Angkor had more rights than women in China or India.
  • Jan 1, 960

    Song Dynasty

    Song was also a part of China's evolving golden age. The song created neo-confucianism. There was a revival of literature and the arts.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    Schism Between Eastern and Western Chritstan Church

    The church split along doctrinal, theological, linguistic, political, and geographic lines. The split led to the development of the modern Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
  • Jan 1, 1055

    Saljuk Control Over Abbasid Dynasty

    The seljuk assumed the role of protectors of the Abbasid caliphs of Baghdad against threats to their dominions. The founder of the Seljuk dynasty, Tugrul Bey, forced the Abbasid caliph to make him protector of orthodox Islam and to recognize him as sultan.
  • Sep 28, 1066

    Norman Invasion of England

    The invasion was lead by William the conquerer from france. William eventutally won over England but his rule was very unsteady. Gave perks like land with castles on it. Many changes occured in England like the spread of the french language and the elimination of slavery.
  • Jan 1, 1095

    First Crusade

    Pope Urban II launched the first crusade claiming everyone who participated would be spiritually cleansed. Christians were ably to conquer Jerusalem. It was taken back by the Muslims in 1187.
  • Jan 1, 1202

    Fourth Crusade

    Fourth crusade went terribly wrong. They ended up conquering Constantinople. This weakened it's ability to trade and the empire as a whole. This was bad because they were supposed to be fighting with Christians not against them.
  • Apr 1, 1204

    Fall of Constantinople

    Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire and an important trade location. During the 4th crusade, Constantinople fell to the western european crusaders. The fall of Constantinople weakened the Byzantine empire and it's ability to trade.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Reign of Chinggis Khan

    Chinggis Khan's original name was Temujin. He was titled Chinggis Khan after becoming the leader of the Mongol Empire. He was known for being ruthless to his enemies but generous to loyal followers.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Sultanate of Dehli

    The Delhi Sultanate is a term used to cover five short-lived dynasties. They conquered large amounts of land in northern India. The Dehli Sultanate was absorbed into the Mongol empire.
  • Jan 1, 1220

    Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe

    Emerged out of trade between African Indian ocean trade with the interior of Africa. It had a primarily swahili culture. The primary project being traded was gold.
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Reign of Kublai Khan

    Kiblai Khan was a decendent of Chinggis Khan. He was the leader in charge of the Mongol forces when they finally tookover China. He ruled successfully there for years before being kicked out.
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Yuan Dynasty

    The yuan dynasty was Mongol's rule in China. It was ruled by Kublai Khan. This dynasty was very prejudice towards the chinese.
  • Jan 1, 1275

    Marco Polo's Trip to China

    Marco Polo lived in Venice and left his home for China with his father and uncle, who were both merchants. China, under Mongol rule at the time, convinced him Marco Polo to stay and work for them as an envoy. On the way back he was captured by Genoans.
  • Jan 1, 1279

    Mongol Conquest of all of China

    The mongol conquest of Europe was lead by Kublai Khan. It took mant years before the mongol forces were able to successfulling invade the whole of China. The Yuan empire was set up once they were ruling.
  • Feb 25, 1304

    Ibn Battuta

    Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan legal scholar. He left home for the first time to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. He continued to travel after his hajj. He felt free to express his opinions and wrote them in a journal for others to read.
  • Jan 1, 1312

    Reign of Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa was the ruler of Mali. He brought the Mali empire to it's heighth. Being a Muslim, he went on a Hajj. This brought the kingdom of Mali fame throughout the world.
  • Apr 9, 1336

    Tamerlane

    Tamerlane's real name was Timur. He was a Turko-Mongol ruler of Barlas lineage. He conquered West, South and Central Asia and founded the Timurid dynasty.
  • Jan 1, 1337

    Hundred Years War

    English fought the French over land posession. Heros like Joan of ark rose up and helped kick the english out of France. This helped frech statehood develope.
  • Jan 1, 1347

    First Bubonic Plague Pandemic

    The spread of the disease was due to an increase in travel from nomads, missionaries, traders, and increased interaction. It killed massive amounts of people. Around 30% of populations. It created major changes in the economic systems and effected population centers.
  • Jan 1, 1368

    Ming Dynasty

    The ming dynasty took over after the yuan. They succeeded in kicking all of the Mongols out and then built the great wall to keep all nomads away. The Ming had no religious tolerance and was considered strict.
  • Jan 1, 1403

    Zheng He's Expedition

    Zheng He was a traveler for the Ming dynasty China. Ultimately he convinced the court to cease trade efforts and develop domestica trade models. This resulted in the shutting off of China.
  • Jan 1, 1438

    Inca Empire

    The Inca empire was in the South American highlands and had an Andean culture. The Inca was a centralized and patriarchal empire. They had a ploytheistic religion and an argicultural economy.