Vab 600-1450

  • Period: 527 to 565

    Roman Empire:Justinian Empire

    Glory and unity of the Roman Empire was restored. The region fluorished in trade and arts.
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to

    Roman Empire:Feudalism

    The name of the social,economic, and political system of the Middle ages. Everyone had to fulfill their obligations.
  • Jan 1, 610

    Islam:Gabriel's Visit

    Muhammad began meditating at night and was visited by the angel Gabriel who spoke to him. Muhammad would later share these revelations with his friends and family.
  • Period: Jan 1, 632 to Jan 1, 661

    Islam:Rightly Guided Caliphate

    This time period refers to the rule after Muhammads Death by his successors. This was an era of expansion which the Muslims conquered the Sasanid Empires, and the territories of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Period: Jan 1, 634 to Jan 1, 711

    Islam Conquests

    Conquests began under the second caliph, Umar. Islam expanded peacefully by trade in ares of Egypt, India, Anatiolia, and Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Jan 1, 640

    Tang, Poplation explosion

    Thanks to trade, the Tang population grew to be 2 million. This was a big step in the growth of China.
  • Jan 1, 650

    Islam:Making of Quran

    Abu Bakr demanded that Muhammads revelations be made into a book. Muslims regard the Quran as the unaltered words of God.
  • Period: Jan 1, 656 to Jan 1, 661

    Islam:Civil War

    Reaching the end of the "Rightly Guided Caliphate" the first civil war was brought about by division in the Islamic Community. Tensions within the community arised with the Umayyad Caliph.
  • Period: Jan 1, 661 to Jan 1, 750

    Islam:Umayyad Calips

    Consisted of mostly Muslim Arabs. They adopted the administrative practices of their Sasanid and Byzantine predecessors.
  • Period: Jan 1, 747 to

    Roman Empire:Charles

    Charles revitalized the concept of an empire in western Europe. He was crowned by the pope in 800.
  • Jan 1, 750


    Shi'ites and Kharijites attacked the Umayyad family, overthrowing the last caliph. However one member of the family escaped.
  • Period: Jan 1, 750 to Jan 1, 1258

    Islam:Abbasid Caliphate

    Upon the victories the family of Muhammad, who coordinated the revolts, formed the Abbasid Caliphate, However they only held on to the Caliphate until 1258 where the Mongols killed them.
  • Jan 1, 1018

    Byzantine: Expansion

    On the quest for expansion, Byzantine is able to take over Bulgaria. At this time Byzantine was a very powerful empire and had much potential.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    Byzantine: Great Western Schism

    Two regions of Catholicism have a conflict. The topic of debate is the nationality of the Pope.
  • Jan 1, 1054

    Roman Empire:Split of Christianity/Great Schism

    Christianity began to be practiced as two seperate religions. Roman Catholicism and Christian Orthodox.
  • Jan 1, 1075

    RomanEmpire:Investure Controversy

    Powerful bishops and abbots are the popes men. Basically who has the right to put them in power.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1077 to Jan 1, 1088

    Roman Empire:Civil War

    To end feud between Henry and Pope Gregory, a duke was declared king, Rudolf, who loses to henry. Henry is then again excommunicated
  • Period: Jan 1, 1095 to Dec 31, 1291

    Byzantine: Crusades

    This was an ongoing battle between the Muslims and Christians over the holy land, Jerusalem. The Christians marched from the European region to try to take it from Islamic rule.
  • Jan 1, 1126

    Song, Empire half taken-over

    Too much money was printed, which caused a giant inflation of the economy. This lead to Nomads invading and taking over the northern part of the Song empire.
  • Jan 1, 1185

    Feudal Japan: Start of Shogunate

    Shogunates start to become more respected within Japanese society. Emperor is more of a figure head during this time.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1185 to Dec 31, 1333

    Feudal Japan: Kamakura

    This is the existence of the Kamakura Shogunate. It made Japan more "medieval".
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Song, Dynatsy ends

    Northern epmire that had been taken over by the Nomads invaded the Southern empire. North succeeds, and thus ends the Song dynasty, beginning the Mongol Dynasty.
  • Jan 1, 1204

    Roman Empire:Crusaders

    The Crusades destroy constantinople and expel emperor Alexius the third. Meanwhile Venizia acquired territories in the Mediterranean and Black seas.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Delhi Sultanate India: Establisment

    Qutb ub-din Aybak founded the Delhi Sultanate of India. From here on, India was predominetly Muslim ruled.
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Mongols, Ghengis Kahn

    A poor son rose to power and was named Ghengis Khan, or "Universal Ruler". He radically organized and changed military tactics among the Mongols.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Mongols, Destruction of present-day Beijing

    Ghengis Khan leads his troop to Beijing to take over and completely destroys it. They then moved into Afghanistan and Persia,
  • Jan 1, 1235

    Ghana: Fall of Ghana

    Sundiata won the battle of Kirina. This allowed Mali to overcome Ghana Africa.
  • Jan 1, 1261

    Byzantine: Recapture of Constinople

    Being a major trading port at the Mediterranean Sea, constinople is a highly sought for place to control. Because of the leadership of Michael Paleologus recaptures it in the name of Byzantine.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1271 to Dec 31, 1292

    Byzantine: Marco Polo

    They sent Marco Polo on an exploration mission to better understand surrounding areas. He was the first to map out the eastern region coming from European regions.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1274 to Dec 31, 1281

    Feudal Japan: Mongol Invasions

    Superior Mongolians invaded Japan and were winning for the most part. An unforseen typhoon saved Japan and stopped the invasion.
  • Jan 1, 1307

    Mali: Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa becomes king of Mali, and eventually the greatest ruler of Mali. During his time, he built many mosques.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1324 to Dec 31, 1325

    Mali: Pilgrimage

    Mansa Musa travels to Mecca for his religious pilgramage. During this time, he brought an abundance of gold and followers to accompany him.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1336 to Dec 31, 1573

    Feudal Japan: Muromachi

    The Ashikaga Shogunate takes over. This puts an end to the Kemmu restoration.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1348 to Jan 1, 1350

    Roman Empire:The Black Plage

    A disease carried by fleas on rats. Impacted major port cities killing 2/3rds of the European Population.
  • Jan 1, 1353

    Mali: Exploration

    Ibn Battuta makes his way into Mali on his route of exploration. He documents and maps his experiences amongst the people for others to view.
  • Jan 1, 1398

    Delhi Sultanate India: Trouble Stirring

    Timur conquers parts of the sultanate. This overcoming of land started the decline of the Delhi Sultanate.
  • Jan 1, 1435

    Songhai: Overcoming

    Sunni Ali fights off Mali from that region of Africa. They were able to settle and establish their region.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Byzantine: Fall of Empire

    The Ottoman Turks capture constantinople from Byzantinian control. This finished off the already dissolving empire
  • Jan 1, 1453


    The largest Islamic state that emerged from Western Anatolia. Ottoman forces captured constantinople.
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Islam:Mehmet the Conqueror

    Mehmet captured Constantinople putting an end to Byzantine. Ottomans would go forth and also conquer most of the arab world.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    Delhi Sultanate India: Exploration

    Vasco da Gama comes across India in his exploration route. He was the first explorer to observe the Delhi Sultanate.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Delhi Sultanate India: Spread of Religion

    Until this time, India had been mostly Hindu and other cultural religions. This marked the arrival of Christianity in India.
  • Jan 1, 1526

    Delhi Sultanate India: Fall of Sultanate

    After a long path of decadence, the Delhi Sultanate of India falls. Babur overcomes it, and establishes the Mughal Empire.
  • Jan 1, 1573

    Feudal Japan: End of Shogunate

    The shogunate reign comes to an end. From here on out, Japanese poliics begin to change.
  • Byzantine: Charlemagne

    Charlemagne becomes the emperor of the west. His ideals and philosophies would eventually lead to the Reinassance.
  • Roman Empire:Treaty of Verdum

    This treaty was produced after charles death. The empire was divided among his three grandsons.
  • Roman Empire:peace treaty

    A peace treaty between Charles and eastern europe surrenders Venezia to the eastern empire but grants Venezia to trade with the Roman empire.
  • RomanEmpire:otto the first

    The coronation of Otto the First revived the concept of a christian emperor in the west.
  • Tang, Empire founded

    Tang dynasty founded in China, by a rebel leader. This laid the foundation for the future of China to be sucessful.
  • Tang, Buddhism spreads

    Empress Wu (orginally a concubine to the current Emperor) was largely influnetial in the polotics of China, and killed the rest of the concubines in order to eliminate any threats of being over-powered. In light of this, Wu opened a Buddhism school, and heavily influenced China to turn to Buddhism as a result.
  • Song, Central Control Reestablished

    Military approach to governmental growth is abandoned. A Trubite System was re-established with nomads, to keep the peace between lands.
  • Period: to

    Tang, Anti-Buddhism Campaign

    Buddhism was attacked for the political and economic command it had gained. During this attack, NeoConfucianism developed, weaving Confucian and Buddhism principles together to create a common goal.