Ap History 2

Events

Cyrus

553 BCE - 530 BCE

Darius

522 BCE - 486 BCE

Battle of Marathon

490 BCE

Herodotus's Histories

440 BCE

Peloponnesian War

431 BCE - 404 BCE

Alexander the Great

336 BCE - 323 BCE

Ashoka

268 BCE - 232 BCE

Emp of Mauryan, converted to Buddhism

Wang Mang

8 CE - 23 CE

Usurped emperor's throne, launched reforms: giving land to peasants. Assassinated

Yellow Turban Revolt

184 CE - 204 CE

Six Dynasties Period

220 CE - 589 CE

Period of disunity and instability following the fall of the Han; Buddhism introduced to China

Gupta Empire

320 CE - 550 CE

Peaceful, tolerant state. Traded with China and Rome

Collapse of Roman Empire

400 CE - 476 CE

Sui Dynasty

581 CE - 618 CE

Unified North and South

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Woodblock printing invented, Buddhism gained popularity

An Lushan Rebellion

755 - 763

It significantly weakened the Tang dynasty, and led to the loss of the Western Regions.

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Neo-Confucianism, growth in population

Yuan Dynasty

1279 - 1368

The reign of the Mongol empire

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Re-establishment of rule by Han ruling house

Dynasties/Empires

Achaemenid

558 BCE - 330 BCE

Empire north of Persian Gulf

Warring States

403 BC - 221 BC

Meroe

350 BC - 300 AD

Capital of Nubian Civilization. Rainfall based agriculture

Hellenistic Era

323 BCE - 30 BCE

Dissemination of Greek Culture, thanks to Alexander the Great

Mauryan

321 bce - 180 bce

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

Han Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

Axum

50 BC - 571 AD

Horn of Africa. Recognized by Romans as third major empire in world (Romans, Persians, Axum)