600ce 1450ce

Unit 2: 600CE to 1450CE Mueggenborg

  • Period: 224 to Apr 18, 651

    Sasanid Empire

    Sasanid Empire was an Iranian state. They had an established faith of Zoroastrian and Christianity. Islam was formed as a religiopolitical movement in the Sasanid Empire.
  • Period: 250 to

    Maya Civilization

    The Maya were a mesoamerican civilization that made major contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and development of the calendar.
  • Period: 300 to Apr 18, 1453

    Byzantine Empire

    Eastern part of the Roman Empire. Established Christianity as their official religion. The Empire fell to the Ottomans in 1453.
  • Period: 306 to Apr 18, 1453


    Capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine.
  • Apr 18, 622

    The Foundation of Islam

    The Foundation of Islam
    Islam began in Arabia with the prophet Muhammad.
  • Apr 26, 632

    Split between Sunni and Shi'te

    Schism lies in the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
  • Period: Apr 18, 661 to Apr 18, 750

    Umayyad Caliphate

    First hereditary dynasty of Muslim caliphs. From their capital at Damscus, the Umayyads ruled an empire that extended from Spain to India. They were overthrown by the Abbasid Caliphate.
  • Period: Apr 18, 711 to Apr 18, 1492

    Muslim conquer Spain

    In 711 Muslim forces ivaded Spain and it took them seven years the conquered the Iberian penninsula.
  • Period: Apr 18, 742 to


    The King of the Franks who established the Carolingian Empire though military conquest which included all of Gaul and part of Italy and Germany. He sposored a brief intellectual revival.
  • Period: Apr 18, 750 to Apr 18, 1258

    Abbasid Caliphate

    They were descendants of the phrophet Muhammad's uncle, al-Abbas, the Abbasids, overthrew the Umayyad Caliphate and ruled an Islamic empire from their capital in Baghdad.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1000 to Apr 18, 1300

    Seljuk Turks

    The Seljuk Turks were a strong army of nomadic people from Central Asia that were created byt the Fatimid Dynasty. The Turks converted to Islam and prospered as soldiers for the Abbasid Caliphate. Turks took political and military control of the Abbasid Caliphate. Later the Turks were foolishly challenged by the Byzantine and won. They controlled the Anotalian penninsula by the 13th century
  • Period: Apr 18, 1095 to Apr 18, 1204


    The Crusades were armed pilgrimages to the Holy Land by Christians determined to recover Jerusalem from Muslim rule. The crusades bought an end to western Europe's centuries of intellctual and cultural isolation.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1137 to Apr 18, 1453

    Hundred Years War

    Series of campaigns over control of the throne of France, involving English and French royal families and French noble families.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1138 to Apr 18, 1405


    Saladin was the nephew of the Kurdish commander. Saladin took advantage of Nur al-Din's death to seize power and unify Syria and Egypt. Saladin recaptured Jerusalmen in 1250. His dynasty fell when Turkish Mamluks seized control of the government
  • Period: Apr 18, 1167 to Apr 18, 1227

    Genghis Khan

    The title of Temüjin when he ruled the Mongols. Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongol Empire.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1206 to Apr 18, 1526

    Delhi Sultanate

    Centralized Indian empire of varying extent created by Muslim Invaders. The Delhi Sultanate is responsible for introducing water control systems in northern India.
  • Period: Apr 26, 1206 to Apr 26, 1324

    Mongol Invasions

    The attacks on the midieval powees of Poland, Kieve, Hungary, and miscellaneous of proto-Russian tribes.
  • Apr 18, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was a feudal document that gave written recognition to the fact that the relationship between King and vassals was based on mutual rights and obligations.
  • Period: Apr 26, 1230 to

    Mali Kingdom

    The kingdom controlled trade routes that stretched form the edge of the Sahara in the north to forests in the south and that carried gold and other luxuries.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1250 to Apr 18, 1517


    The Mamluks were under military slavery under the Islamic system. The Mamluks were an important part of armed forces of the Abbasid Caliphate. Mamluks founded their own state ruling Egypt and Syria
  • Period: Apr 18, 1280 to Apr 18, 1337

    Mansa Musa

    The last powerful King of Mali. Musa doubled the size of the kingdom of Mali. He created a strong central government and divided the kingdom of Mali into provinces ruled by appointed governers.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1325 to Apr 18, 1521

    Aztec Civilization

    Aztec CIvilization created a powerful empire in Central Mexico and forced defeated people to provide goods and labor as tax (the tribute system).
  • Period: Apr 18, 1336 to Apr 18, 1405


    Timur gained control of Iran and much of Central Asia through conquest. He consolidated the status of Sunni Islam as orthodox and his descendants, maintained the empire for heavily a century and founded the Mughal Empire in India
  • Period: Apr 26, 1340 to

    Songhai Kingdom

    One of the largest Islamic empires in history.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1350 to Apr 18, 1550


    A period of intense artistic intellectual activity, said to be a "rebirth" of Greco-Roman culture.
  • Period: Apr 17, 1368 to

    MIng Empire

    The Ming Empire followed the Song. Included the construction of a huge army and navy. During this time, China's economy was based on global trade.
  • Period: Apr 17, 1405 to Apr 17, 1433

    Zheng He

    Zhenge He was a Chinese admiral who undertook state-sponsored long-distance voyages.
  • Period: Jan 22, 1440 to Oct 27, 1505

    Ivan III

    Ivan III was the prince of Moscow who established himself as an autocratic ruler in the late 1400's
  • Apr 18, 1440

    Guttenberg press

    Guttenberg press
    invented by Johannes Gutenberg, a german goldsmith. The mechanical systems involved with the press were assembled in the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Period: Apr 18, 1463 to Apr 18, 1532

    Inca Civilization

    The Inca were the largest and most powerful Andean empire. THey controlled the Pacific coast of south America from Ecuador to Chile, from its capital of Cuzco.
  • Establishement of the Holy Roman Empire

    Establishement of the Holy Roman Empire
    The Holy Roman Empire began in the mid-900s with the ascent of German king Otto.
  • Period: to

    Tang Empire

    Preceded by the Sui Dynasty, the Tang was cosmopolitan. During the Tang Empire culture matured and flourished.
  • Period: to Apr 18, 1250

    Kieven Russia

    Kieven Russia was a state established at Kiev in Ukraine by Scandinavian adventurers asserting authority over a mostly Slavic farming population
  • Period: to Apr 26, 1235

    Ghana Kingdom

    The introduction of the camel. Traded with gold and salt in the trans-saharan trade.
  • Period: to

    Sui Empire

    Sui Empire unified China in the 6th century.
  • Period: to Apr 17, 1279

    Song Empire

    The Song Empire was divided into the Northern and Southern Song. It was the first government in history to issue paper money and banknotes and the first to set up a permanent standing navy.