History

Events

Pastoral Economies

4000 bce

Trade Born Disease

430 B.C.E

From Egypt to Greece

Silk Road Commerce

200 B.C.E - 200 C.E.

Flourishing

Spread of Buddhism

100 B.C.E - 1 BCE

To Central Asia and Northern China

Indian Ocean Commerce

1 CE

Knowledge of Monsoons enables expansion of Indian Ocean Commerce

Trans-Saharan Trade

300 CE - 400 CE

Beginning of

Christianity in Armenia, Axum and Roman Empire

300 - 400

Christianity becomes state religion of Armenia, Axum, and Roman Empire

Buddhism takes root in China

300 - 800

Water Routes

350

All-water route opened between India and China

Collapse of Western Roman Empire

476

Chinese Monopoly

500 - 600

Silk Monopoly from China is Broken

Christianity in Nubia

500 - 700

Turkic Empires

500 - 999

Justinian Rules Byzantine Empire

527 - 565

Life of Muhammad

570 - 632

Sui dynasty, reunification of China

589 - 618

Rise of Islam

600 - 700

Arab Empire

600 - 1399

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Era of Rightly guided Caliphs

632 - 661

Muslim conquest of Persia

633 - 644

Quran compiled

650

Civil War; Sunni/Shia Split

656 - 692

Umayyad Caliphate

661 - 750

Srivijaya Kingdom

670 - 1025

Christianity in China, Initial spread if Islam

700 - 800

Conquest of Spain

711 - 718

Icon controversy in Byzantium

726 - 843

High point of Abbasid caliphate

750 - 900

Battle of Talas River

751

Baghdad capital of Abbasid

756

Khmer Kingdom of Angkor

800 - 1300

Charlemagne crowned "Roman Emperor"

800

Emergence of Sufism

800 - 1000

Song dynasty

960 - 1279

Conversion of Kievan Rus to Christianity

988

Swahili civilization

1000 - 1500

Along East African Coast

Gunpowder; Foot Binding

1000

Mutual excommunication of pope and patriacrch

1054

Crusaders in the Islamic world

1095 - 1291

Crusaders seize Jerusalem

1099

Translations of Greek and Arab Works in Europe

1100 - 1300

Mongol Empire

1200 - 1400

Revitalizes Sil Road Commerce

Delhi sultanate established in India

1206

Mongol rule in Russia

1237 - 1480

Kingdom of Zimbabawe

1250 - 1350

Southeast Africa

Mongols captured Baghdad; End of Abbasid

1258

Marco Polo

1275 - 1292

In China

Mongol Rule in China

1279 - 1368

Mongol rule in China

1279 CE - 1368 CE

Mansa Musas pilgrimage to Mecca

1324

Aztec

1325 - 1525

Black Death

1346 - 1350

Enters Europe via Transcontinental Trade Routes

Black Death in Europe

1346 - 1350

Ibn Battuta

1354

Visits West Africa

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Spread of Isalm, European Renaissance, Africa Flourishing

1400 - 1500

Chinese Maratime

1405 - 1433

Inca

1438 - 1533

Turks capture Constantinople; end of Byzantine empire

1453

Ottoman empire

1453

Ottoman Seizure of Constantinople

1453

Songhay Empire

1464 - 1591

Christian reconquest of Spain, Columbus's first voyage

1492

Christian reconquest of Spain, end of Muslim Spain

1492

Portuguese entry into Indian Ocean World

1497 - 1520

Mughal Empire in India

1526