Postclassical Timeline (600-1450)

Events

Europe 8) Reign of Justinian (Byzantine Empire)

527 - 565

Asia 20) Sui dynasty

589 - 618

Africa and Oceania 37) Expansion of settlements and migraines throughout Polynesia: including Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, Easter Island

600 - 1400

Africa and Oceania 34) Islam begins spreading across North Africa

600 - 699

Europe 13) Early Middle Ages

600 - 1000

Asia 21) Tang dynasty

618 - 907

Middle East 1) Muhammad establishes Islam

622

Middle East 2) The rise and decline of the Umayyad Dynasty

661 - 750

Asia 26) Korea wins independence from Tang dynasty

668

Middle East 4) The split of Sunni and Shia

680

Asia 23) Peak of Buddhist influence in China

690 - 705

Middle East 3) The rise and decline of the Abbasid empire

750 - 1258

Europe 9) First king of Kievan Russia

855

Asia 27) Vietnam wins independence from China

939

Asia 22) Song dynasty

960 - 1279

Europe 14) High Middle Ages

1000 - 1300

Africa and Oceania 35) Ghana at the height of it's power

1000

Europe 10) Great Schism

1054

Europe 12) First Cusades

1096 - 1099

Europe 11) Byzantine Decline

1100 - 1450

Asia 24) Invention of gun powder

1100

Americas 38) Fall of the Tultec

1150

Asia 25) Japanese feudal age begins

1185

Middle East 5) Saladin's recapture of Jerusalem (and other lands conquered by the first Crusades)

1187

Asia 19) Delhi Sultanate established

1206

Asia 28) Chinggis Khan becomes khagan

1206

Asia 29) Chinggis Khan dies

1227

Europe 16) Mongol domination of Russia

1237 - 1480

Middle East 7) Mumluk victory: end of Mongol drive west

1260

Asia 30) Mongol/Yuan dynasty, China

1271 - 1368

Middle East 6) Mongol conquest of Islamic heartlands

1285

Europe 15) Late Middle Ages

1300 - 1450

Africa and Oceania 36) Mali at the height of it's power

1300

Americas 40) Rise of the Incas

1300

Europe 18) Little Ice Age in Europe

1300 - 1450

Americas 39) Rise of the Aztecs/Mexica

1325

Europe 17) Spread of the Black Death in Europe and Russia

1348 - 1375

Asia 32) Mongol kingdom is defeated

1368

Asia 31) Ming dynasty established

1368

Asia 33) Zheng He's Chinese expeditions

1405 - 1433

Europe 11 optional: Ottoman Turk's defeat of the Byzantine empire

1453