Unit 3

Main

Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration

Tughril Beg named sultan

1055

Battle of Manzikert

1071

Reign of Chinggis Khan

1206 - 1227

Mongol conquest of northern China

1211 - 1234

Mongol conquest of Persia

1219 - 1221

Mongol conquest of Russia

1237 - 1241

Mongol Capture of Baghdad

1258

Reign of Khubilai Khan

1264 - 1294

Mongol conquest of southern China

1264 - 1279

Yuan Dynasty

1279 - 1368

Conversion of Ilkhan Ghazan to Islam

1295

Life of Tamerlane

1336 - 1405

Ottoman capture of Constantinople

1453

States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction of bananas to Africa

400 BC

Swahili cities

1000 - 1400

Kingdom of Ghana

1000 - 1200

Christian kingdom of Axum

1100 - 1500

Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe

1100 - 1400

Mali empire

1200 - 1400

Reign of Sundiata

1230 - 1255

Kingdom of Kongo

1300 - 1600

Reign of Mansa Musa

1312 - 1337

Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca

1324 - 1325

Europe and the High Middle Ages

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Dissolution of the Carolingian empire

843

Reign of King Otto I of Saxony

936 - 973

Coronation of Otto I as Holy Roman Emperor

962

Norman invasion of England

1066

First Crusade

1096 - 1099

Life of St. Dominic

1170 - 1221

Life of St. Francis

1182 - 1226

Recapture of Jerusalem by Saladin

1187

Fourth Crusade

1202 - 1204

Life of St. Thomas Aquinas

1225 - 1274

Marco Polo's trip to China

1271 - 1295

Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania

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High point of the Toltec empire

950 - 1150

Beginning of population growth in Pacific Islands

1000

Beginning of population growth in Pacific islands

1000

Collapse of the Toltec empire

1175

Emergence of distinct social classes and chiefly states

1200

Emergence of distinct social classes and chiefly states

1200

Inca settlement near Cuzco

1250

Constuctoin of fishponds in Hawai'i

1300

Foundation of Tenochtitlan by the Mexica

1345

Emergence of the five Iroquois nations

1400

Reign of the Aztec ruler Itzcóatl

1428 - 1440

Reign of the Inca ruler Pachacuti

1438 - 1471

Reign of the Aztec ruler Motezcuzoma I

1440 - 1469

Reign of Motecuzoma II

1502 - 1520

Arrival of Spanish conquerors in Mexico

1519

Reaching out: Cross-Cultural Interactions

Life of Marco Polo

1253 - 1324

Rabban Samua's embassy to Europe

1287 - 1288

Life of Ibn Battuta

1304 - 1374

Life of Francesco Petrarca

1304 - 1369

First outbreaks of bubonic plague in China

1330

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Zheng He's expeditions in the Indian Ocean

1405 - 1433

Life of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam

1466 - 1536

Bartolomeu Dias's voyage around Africa

1488

Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the western hemisphere

1492

Vasco de Gama's voyage to India

1497 - 1498