Postclassical Timeline Assignment APWH Period 2

Events

Reign of Justinian*

527 - 565

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618

Expansion of settlements and migrations throughout Polynesia*

600 - 1400

Islam Begins spreading across North Africa

600

Early Middle Ages

600 - 1000

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Muhammed establishes Islam

622

Rise and Decline of the Umayyad Dynasty

661 - 750

Korea wins independence from Tang Dynasty

668

Split of the Sunni and Shia

680

Peak of Buddhist influence in China

690 - 705

Rise and Decline of the Abbasid Empire*

750 - 1258

First king of Kievan Russia

855

Vietnam wins independence from China

939

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Ghana at the height of its power

1000

High Middle Ages*

1000 - 1300

Great Schism*

1054

First Crusades

1096 - 1099

Byzantine Decline

1100 - 1450

Invention of Gunpowder*

1100

Fall of the Toltec*

1150

Japanese Feudal Age Begins

1185

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

1187

Delhi Sultanate Established

1206

Chinggis Khan becomes khagan

1206

Chinggis Khan dies*

1227

Mongol Domination of Russia

1237 - 1480

Mongol Conquest of Islamic Heartlands

1258

Mamluk victory: End of Mongol drive west

1260

Mongol/Yuan dynasty, China*

1271 - 1368

Rise of the Incas

1300

Mali at the height of its power

1300

Little Ice Age in Europe

1300 - 1450

Late Middle Ages

1300 - 1450

Rise of the Aztecs/Mexica

1325

Spread of the Black Death in Europe and Russia

1348 - 1375

Mongol Kingdom is Defeated

1368

Ming Dynasty Established

1368

Zheng He's Chinese Expeditions*

1405 - 1433

Ottoman Turks' defeat of the Byzantine Empire*

1453