Post Classical Era

China

Fall of Han Dynasty

220

Wendi

581

Sui Dynasty

589 AD - 618 AD

Grand Canal

605

Yangdi

605

Tang

618 - 907

Li Yuan

623

Fears of Buddhism $/power => limit land/resources to monastic orders

700 - 800

Xuanzang

846 - 876

Tang Decline

900

Song Dynasty

960 - 1127

Zhao Kuangyin (Liao Dyn is prob)

960

Neo Confucianism develops

1000

Gunpowder invented in China

1100

Islamic Empires

Sassanid Empire

224 - 651

Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman

632 - 656

Muhammad death

632

Ali (first civil war)

656 - 661

Umayyad

661 - 750

Abbasid Caliphate

750 - 1258

Buyids of Persia invade emp and capture Baghdad

945

Seljuk turks replaced Buyids (sunnis: purge shi'as)

1055

Crusade 1

1096 - 1099

Mongols under Chinggis Khan

1220

Malmuks

1250

Africa

Muslims in N Africa => conversion

640 - 700

Ghana (rose through tax on salt/gold) height: 1000

800 - 1200

Almoravids launch jihad south

1000

Mali

1200 - 1450

Urbanized east coast trading centers

1200

Islamic Expansion to East Coast

1200

Sundiata

1260

Mansa Musa Hajj

1324

Songhai

1370 - 1600

Sunni Ali

1480

Byzantium

Byzantine Empire

300 - 1453

Fall of Rome

476

Justinian

527 - 565

Arab invasion

718

Seljuks seize Asiatic provinces

1000 - 1100

Pope & Patriarch excomm each other

1054

Turkish sultan conquer Byz

1453

Slavic Kindgoms / Russia

Scandinavian traders settle in Kiev: monarchy emerges

800

Russian Kingdom around Kiev

855

Cyril and Methodius missionaries in E Europe (Cyrillic)

864

Vladimir I convert to Orthodox Christianity

987

Basil II defeats Bulgarian Army: monarchy

1000

Fragmented > Mongols

1236

Islam in S Asia

Trade controlled by Muslims

700

Traders

711

Mahmud of Ghazni: series of expeditions (spread faith)

1000

Shrivijaya fell - Muslim control

1200

Delhi is capital of muslim dynasty

1200 - 1500

Japan

Chinese cultured reached Japan

600