Postclassical Timeline

Events

Reign of Justinian (Byzantine Empire)

527 - 565

Europe

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618

Asia

Islam begins spreading across North Africa

600

Africa and Oceania

Expansion of settlements and migrations throughout Polynesia: including Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, Easter Island

600 - 1400

Africa and Oceania

Early Middle Ages

600 - 1000

Europe

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Asia

Muhammad establishes Islam

622

Middle East

Rise and Decline of the Umayyad Dynasty

661 - 750

Middle East

Korea wins independence from Tang Dynasty

668

Asia

Split of Sunni and Shia

680

Middle East

Peak of Buddhist influence in China

690 - 705

Asia

Rise and Decline of the Abbasid Empire

750 - 1258

Middle East

First king of Kievan Russia

855

Europe

Vietnam wins independence from China

939

Asia

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Asia

High Middle Ages

1000 - 1300

Europe

Ghana at the height of its power

1000

Africa and Oceania

Great Schism

1054

Europe

First Crusades

1096 - 1099

Europe

Byzantine decline

1100 - 1450

Europe

Invention of gunpowder

1100

Asia

Fall of the Toltec

1150

Americas

Japanese feudal age begins

1185

Asia

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

1187

Middle East

Chinggis Khan becomes khagan

1206

Asia

Delhi Sultanate established

1206

Asia

Chinggis Khan dies

1227

Asia

Mongol domination of Russia

1237 - 1480

Europe

Mongol conquest of Islamic Heartlands

1258

Middle East

Mamluk victory: end of Mongol drive west

1260

Middle East

Mongol/Yuan Dynasty in China

1271 - 1368

Asia

Mali and the height of its power

1300

Africa and Oceania

Little Ice Age in Europe

1300 - 1450

Europe

Late Middle Ages

1300 - 1450

Europe

Rise of the Incas

1300

Americas

Rise of the Aztecs/Mexica

1325

Americas

Spread of the Black Death in Europe and Russia

1348 - 1375

Europe

Mongol Kingdom is defeated

1368

Asia

Ming Dynasty established

1368

Asia

Zheng He's Chinese Expeditions

1405 - 1433

Asia

Ottoman Turks' defeat of the Byzantine Empire

1453

Europe