The Song Dynasty compared to the Islamic World

  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1279

    Song Dynasty

  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1279

    Islamic World

  • Jan 1, 969

    Fatimids gain Power

    Fatimids gain power in Egypt and attack Palestine, Syria, and Arabia. Cairo is founded.
  • Jan 1, 1038

    Yuan Hao created the Tangut Western Xia Dynasty

  • Dec 2, 1099

    Christian Crusaders take Jerusalem

    Christian Crusaders take Jerusalem away from Muslims.
  • Jan 1, 1127

    Southern Song Dynasty Began

    Jin took control of Northern Song, so Southern Song Dynasty began.
  • Nov 30, 1161

    First use of Explosives used in Battle

  • Dec 2, 1174

    Saladin declares himself Sultan

    Saladin declares himself sultan of Egypt and Syria.
  • Jan 1, 1198

    Death of Averroës

    Death of Averroës, Muslim philosopher from Cordoba who sought to integrate Islam with Greek thought.
  • Jan 1, 1233

    Song troops, allied with the Mongols, destory the Jin Empire

  • Jan 1, 1240

    Mongols betrayed Song Empire

    Mongols turn on the Song after destroying the Tanguts, and a long war ensues. Lasts until 1270's.
  • Jan 1, 1258

    Mongols capture Baghdad

    Mongols capture Baghdad; city is sacked and caliph is killed. End of Abbasid caliphate.