Post Classical Era Events

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  • Jan 1, 600

    Islam Begins to Spread Across North Am.

    Islam was spread by Muslim merchants from North Africa and Muslim nomads from the deser who transported goods acrosse the Sahara. This ties into the theme development and interaction of cultures because the merchants try to merge their own religions into other cultures.
  • Jan 1, 732

    Battle of Tours

    During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed. This battle stopped the advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula. It halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity, during a period in which Islam was running the old Roman and Persian Empires. This ties in with the theme state-building, expansion and conflict because the differences between the to sides create conflict and then battles.
  • Jan 1, 750

    Abbasid Replace the Umyyad Dynasty

    It overthrew the Umayyad caliphs. It was built by the descendant of Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. It kept up for two centuries. Abbasid rule was ended in 1258, when Hulagu Khan, the Mongol conqueror, sacked Baghdad.
  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemange is Crowned Holy Roman Emperor

    Through his conquests, he took down the Saxons and pushed his frontier into Spain. He expanded his kingdom into an empire that went into Western and Central Europe.
  • Jan 1, 840

    Tang Dynasty Destroys Buddhism in China

    During the Tang dynasty, Buddhism declined, and Confucianism became more popular.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Height of Empire of Ghana

    Ghana becane very wealthy by trading gold.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    The Great Schism

    The Great Schism of 1054 was the split between the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. In 1054, relations between the Greek speaking Eastern of the Byzantine empire and the Latin speaking Western traditions within the Christian Church came to a crisis. This crisis led to the separation between the Eastern and Western churches and is called the Great Schism of 1054.
  • Jan 1, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Norman and French army of Duke William of Normandy against the Saxon army of King Harold of England.
  • Jan 1, 1096

    The First Crusade

    In 1099 Jeruselum fell to the crusaders , who then began their conquest into christian states.
  • Jan 1, 1202

    The Last Crusade

    The fourth crusade went badly astray when the crusaders conquered Constantinople and installed a Roman Catholic regimine.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Mongols Conquer China

    They outlawed intermarriage and forbade the Chinese from learning Mongol language.
  • Jan 1, 1295

    The Journey of Marco Polo

    His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He reached further than anyone before, beyond Mongolia and China. He also became a confidant of Kublai Khan.
  • Jan 1, 1312

    Reign of Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa was the great-great-grandson of Sunjata, who was the founder of the empire of Mali. His 25-year reign (1312-1337 CE) is called “the golden age of the empire of Mali”
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks

    The siege of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire was in 1453. Sultan Mehmed II, ruler of the Ottoman Turks, led the assault. The city was defended by 10,000 men. The Turks had between 100,000 and 150,000 men on their side. The siege lasted for fifty days. This ties into state bulding, expansion, and conflict because Constantinople is taken over in a conflict.
  • Period:
    Jan 1, 600
    Dec 31, 1453

    Post Classical Era