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World History

  • Period: 4000 BCE to

    Entirety of Study

  • Period: 4000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Technological and Environmental Transformations

    Foundations period
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Sumerian Civilization

    The Sumerian city of Uruk is widely regarded to be the oldest/first city in recorded history.
  • Period: 3650 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Minoan Civilization

  • Period: 3000 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Bronze Age

  • Period: 1600 BCE to 1180 BCE

    Hittites

  • Period: 1600 BCE to 1050 BCE

    Oracle Bones

    Shang Dynasty- record keeping
  • Period: 1600 BCE to 1050 BCE

    Shang Dynasty

  • Period: 1550 BCE to 712 BCE

    Egypt (New Kingdom)

  • Period: 1550 BCE to 300 BCE

    Phoenician Empire

    They were primarily traders; first alphabet; Carthage
  • Period: 1500 BCE to 1000 BCE

    Important Hindu Literature

    Bhagavad Gita, Mahabhrata
  • Period: 1400 BCE to 1180 BCE

    Hittites

  • Period: 1200 BCE to 400 BCE

    Olmec Civilization

    Huge stone heads
  • Period: 1046 BCE to 256 BCE

    Zhou Dynasty

    Metallurgy (iron), dynasty ended in civil war between nobles (Warring States
    Period), mandate of heaven, Legalism, Confucianism, Daoism all develop after
    civil war begins, mildly centralized government (much local control)
  • 1000 BCE

    Phoenician Alphabet

    First alphabet
  • Period: 1000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Ziggurats

  • Period: 1000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Cuneiform

    Used in Mesoamerica and Mesopotamia
  • Period: 1000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Discovery of Iron

  • Period: 1000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Harappan Civilization

  • Period: 1000 BCE to 600 BCE

    Hinduism Formed

  • Period: 900 BCE to 200 BCE

    Chavin Empire

  • Period: 753 BCE to 410

    Rome

    The city of Rome, not the Roman Empire
  • Period: 600 BCE to Jan 1, 600

    Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies

    Codification of major religions (except Islam), great empires/states emerge, long-distance trade networks develop. Religious/government structure
  • Period: 600 BCE to Jan 1, 600

    Legalism/Confucianism/Daoism

    Chinese Governing Principles
  • Period: 600 BCE to Jan 1, 600

    Legalism, Confucianism, Daoism

  • Period: 600 BCE to Jan 1, 600

    Long-Distance Trade Networks Begin to Form

  • Period: 563 BCE to 483 BCE

    Siddhartha Gautama

    Creator of Buddhism- was not content with Hinduism, mostly because of the caste system
  • Period: 550 BCE to 330 BCE

    Achaemenid Empire

    First Persian empire
  • Period: 332 BCE to 395

    Greco-Roman Period

  • Period: 323 BCE to 31

    Hellenism

    Starts with Alexander the Great's death and ends when Rome captures Egypt, the last of the Hellenistic areas.
  • Period: 322 BCE to 185 BCE

    Mauryan Empire

    Ashoka & Buddhism
  • Period: 304 BCE to 232 BCE

    Ashoka

    Ruled from 268-232 BC. Indian ruler of the Mauryan Empire.
  • Period: 300 BCE to 100

    Xiongnu

    "Xiongnu. The Xiongnu (Old Chinese: /qʰoŋ.nˤa/, Wade–Giles: Hsiung-nu), were a large confederation of Eurasian nomads who dominated the Asian Steppe from the late 3rd century BCE to the late 1st century CE."
  • Period: 247 BCE to 224

    Parthian Empire

  • Period: 221 BCE to 206 BCE

    Qin Dynasty

    First Chinese Dynasty
  • Period: 206 BCE to 220

    Han Dynasty

  • Period: 150 BCE to Jan 1, 600

    Teotihuacan

  • Period: 100 to Jan 1, 700

    Moche Civilization

  • Period: 224 to Jan 1, 651

    Sassanid (Sasanian) Empire

  • 300

    Trans-Saharan Trade Routes Established

    Creds to Ibn Battuta for Early TS Trade. Other TS trade was done by the Songhai, Ghana, and Mali Empires, although this was much later on.
  • Period: 300 to 500

    Golden Age of India

    "The period between the 4th century and 6th century CE is known as the Golden Age of india because of the large achievements Indians made in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, science, religion and philosophy during the Gupta Empire."
  • Period: 300 to Jan 1, 1200

    Ghana Empire

  • Period: 300 to Jan 1, 600

    First Wave of Polynesian Migration

  • Period: 320 to 550

    Gupta Empire

    Hinduism
  • Period: 330 to May 29, 1453

    Byzantine Empire

    Began by splitting with western Roman Empire; Conquered by Ottoman sultan Mehmet II
  • Period: 481 to Jan 1, 843

    Frankish Empire

    Charlemagne, Christianity, Second Reich
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to Jan 1, 1450

    Regional and Trans-regional Interactions

    Rise of Islam and interconnected world (except Americas), trade!
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to Jan 1, 1450

    Feudalism

    Mostly in Europe
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to Jan 1, 1450

    Inventions

    Saddles, lateen sails, gunpowder, Champa rice, compass
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to Jan 1, 1450

    New Trade Cities Develop

    Melaka, Kilwa, Novgorod, Cordoba, Hanzhou
  • Jan 1, 605

    Construction Begins on the Grand Canal

  • Period: Jan 1, 618 to Jan 1, 907

    Tang Dynasty

  • Period: Jan 1, 661 to Jan 1, 750

    Umayyad Caliphate

  • Period: Jan 1, 700 to Jan 1, 1200

    Muslim Agricultural Revolution

    Very rough time period
  • Period: Jan 1, 750 to Jan 1, 1258

    Abbasid Caliphate

  • Period: Jan 1, 750 to Jan 1, 1250

    Golden Age of Islam

  • Period: Jan 1, 790 to Jan 1, 1066

    Viking Age

  • Jan 1, 800

    Pacific-Indian Ocean Trading Begins

  • Period: Jan 1, 850 to Jan 1, 1100

    Neo-Confucianism

  • Period: Jan 1, 882 to Jan 1, 1240

    Kievan Rus

    Trade; Vikings; Would eventually become Russia; Slavic states
  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1279

    Song Dynasty

  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to Jan 1, 1300

    Second Polynesian Migration

  • Jan 1, 1054

    The Great Schism of 1054

    When Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity parted ways. Catholicism=Rome, Orthodox=Constantinople
  • Period: Jan 1, 1192 to Jan 1, 1333

    Kamakura Shogunate

    Japanese feudal government (ruled by shoguns).
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1368

    Mongolian Empire

    They're the exception.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1206 to Jan 1, 1368

    Mongolian Empire

    They're the exception
  • Period: Jan 1, 1210 to Jan 1, 1526

    Delhi Sultanate

    "Delhi Sultanate, refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India (1210–1526). It was founded after Muhammad of Ghor defeated Prithvi Raj and captured Delhi in 1192."
  • Period: Jan 1, 1235 to

    Kingdom of Mali

    Began to lose power in the 1400's; Mansa Musa
  • Period: Jan 1, 1271 to Jan 1, 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

  • Period: Jan 1, 1280 to Jan 1, 1337

    Mansa Musa

    Rich & Hajj
  • Period: Jan 1, 1299 to

    Ottoman Empire

  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to Jan 1, 1400

    Pax Mongolica

  • Period: Jan 1, 1300 to

    Little Ice Age

  • Period: Jan 1, 1347 to

    Black Plague

    Spread so quickly thanks to the Mongols
  • Period: Jan 1, 1350 to

    Practice of Devshirme

    The Ottoman Empire would take Christian children from their homes, force them to convert to Islam, and force them into military sevice (Janissaries).
  • Period: Jan 1, 1358 to

    Hanseatic League

  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty

  • Period: Dec 24, 1375 to

    Songhai Empire

    Eastern Saharan Africa
  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    Renaissance in Europe

  • Period: Dec 24, 1405 to Dec 25, 1433

    Zheng He's Exploration

    Ming dynasty
  • Period: Jan 1, 1428 to Jan 1, 1521

    Aztec Empire

    Conquistadores
  • Period: Jan 1, 1438 to Jan 1, 1533

    Inca Empire

  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to

    Global Interactions

    Globe encompassed by trade, imperialism
  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to

    Different Social Classes Created

    Mestizo, mulatto, and Creole
  • Period: Jan 1, 1469 to

    Sikhism Begins

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Columbian Exchange

  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Atlantic Slave Trade

  • Period: Jan 1, 1497 to

    Imperial Britain/British Empire

  • Period: Jan 1, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

  • Period: Jan 1, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    Islam in India
  • Period: Sep 29, 1547 to

    Miguel de Cervantes

    Wrote Don Quixote
  • Period: to

    Chinese Porcelain Trade Begins

    Continues to this day
  • Kabuki Theater Begins

    Under the Tokugawa Shogunate
  • Period: to

    Tokugawa Shogunate

    Last feudal Japanese military government
  • Period: to

    Tokugawa Shogunate

    last feudal Japanese military government
  • Period: to

    Qing Dynasty

  • Period: to

    Enlightenment

  • Period: to

    Olympe de Gouges

    French feminist and political activist
  • Period: to

    Industrialization and Global Integration

    Revolutions! Industrialization!
  • Period: to

    Capitalism/Socialism

  • Period: to

    Haitian Revolution

  • Period: to

    Opium War

  • Period: to

    Seneca Falls Conference

    WOMEN'S RIGHTS- SUSAN B ANTHONY
  • Period: to

    Taiping Rebellion

  • Period: to

    Xhosa Cattle Killing

  • Period: to

    Meiji Restoration

    Japanese Industrialization
  • Period: to

    German Empire

    Bismarck
  • Social Darwinism First Appears

  • Period: to

    United Fruit

    After a period of financial decline, United Fruit was merged with Eli M. Black's AMK in 1970, to become the United Brands Company. In 1984, Carl Lindner, Jr. transformed United Brands into the present-day Chiquita Brands International.
  • Period: to

    Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

    World wars, globalization