Unit 2: 600 CE to 1450 CE Mueggenborg

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  • Period: 224 to Jan 1, 661

    Sasanid Empire

    The last pre-Islmaic Persian Empire. Recongized as one of the two main powers in Western Asia and Europe during that period.
  • Period: 300 to Jan 1, 1500

    Ghana --> Mali --> Songhai Kingdoms

    Located in West Africa. Each kingdom got bigger.
  • Period: 326 to Jan 1, 1453


    Imperial capital of the Roman/Byzantine Empire. Throughout most of the Middle Ages Constantinople was Europe's largest and wealthiest city.
  • Period: 330 to Jan 1, 1453

    Byzantine Empire

    Predominantly Greek speaking Eastern Roman Emprire. AKA Roman Empire.
  • Jan 1, 620

    Foundation of Islam

    The Qur'an began with revelations on Muhammad's divine revelations in 610 CE.
  • Jan 1, 632

    Split between Sunni and Shi'ite

    The original split between Sunnis and Shia occurred soon after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Period: Jan 1, 661 to Jan 1, 750

    Umayyad Caliphate

    Second of the four major Arab caliphates established after the death of Muammad.
  • Period: Jan 1, 711 to

    Muslims conquer Spain

    The conquered territory became part of the expanding Umayyad Emprie.
  • Period: Jan 1, 750 to Jan 1, 1513

    Abbasid Caliphate

    3rd of the Islamic caliphates. The Abbasids' rule was briefly ended for three years in 1258, resuming in Mamluk Egypt in 1261, from where they continued to claim authority in religious matters until 1519.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1037 to Jan 1, 1300

    Seljuk Turks

    They were a Turkish tribe from Central Asia. They poured into Persia and established their first powerful state,
  • Period: Jan 1, 1095 to Jan 1, 1272


    Series of religulously sanctioned military campaigns, waged by most of Roman Catholic Europe.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1174 to Jan 1, 1193


    He was a Kurdish Muslim who became the Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt and Syria. During the height of his power he ruled over Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz and Yemen.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1324

    Mongol Invasions

    Conquered Eastern, and Central Europe, Middle East and Asia.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1227

    Genghis Khan

    Founder of the Mongol Empire. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1527

    Delhi Sultanate

    The five dynasties that were apart were the Mumlak Dynasty, Khilji Dynasty, the Tughlaq Dynasty, the Sayyid dynasty, and the Lodi dynasty. The sultate ushered in a period of Indian Cultural renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    An English charter issued in an attempt to limit King John of Englands power and protect the peoples privlages.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to


    A cultural movement that spanned through the 13th-17th century. Humanism. Art. Science
  • Period: Jan 1, 1312 to Jan 1, 1337

    Mansa Musa

    He was the 10th emperor of the Malian Empire. He was possibly the wealthiest ruler of his day.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1337 to Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years War

    A series of wars between the house of Valois and the house of Plantagenet for the French throne. Final outcome was a victory for Valois.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    Ming Empire

    Followed the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. Construction of a large navy and an army of one million troops.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1370 to Jan 1, 1405


    He was a fourteenth-century conquerer of Western, South, and Central Asia. He was the founder of the Mughal Dynasty
  • Period: Jan 1, 1371 to Jan 1, 1435

    Zheng He

    He was a Chinese explorer and diplomat who sailed to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. Voyages sponsored by Ming Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Gutenberg Press

    Created by Johannes Gutetnberg His invention was to split the text into its individual components, such as lower and upper case letters, punctuation marks, ligatures and abbreviations.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1462 to Jan 1, 1505

    Ivan III

    Also known as Ivan the Great. While in power he tripled the territory of the state, and laid the foundations of the Russian State,
  • Establishment of Holy Roman Empire

  • Establishment of Holy Roman Empire

    Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Romans in 800 and was thus the forerunner of the Holy Roman Empire, though not officially constituted until 962. The empire was meant to serve as a protector of the Catholic church.
  • Period: to

    Tang Empire

    Preceded the Sui Dynasty. Largely a period of progress and stability.
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1279

    Song Empire

    This empire saw the first use of gunpowder and first government in world history to issue paper money.
  • Period: to


    A soldier of slave origin. Mamluks became a powerful military caste in various Muslim societies.
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1349

    Kievan Russia

    The state included territories stretching south to the Black Sea, east to Volga, and west to the Kindgom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuana.
  • Period: to


    Emperor of the Romans. He expanded the Frankish kindom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe.
  • Period: to

    Sui Empire

    Imperial Chinese Dynasty which unified China in the 6th century. During the period South and North China was reunified and the Grand Canal was built.