Postclassical timeline

Events

Reign of Justinian (Byzantine Empire)

527 - 565

Sui dynasty

589 - 618

Early Middle Ages

600 - 1000

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

600 - 1400

Islam begins spreading across North Africa (600s)

600

Tang dynasty

618 - 907

Muhammad establishes Islam

622

rise and decline of the Umayyad dynasty

661 - 750

Korea wins independence from Tang dynasty

668

split of Sunni and Shia

680

peak of Buddhist influence in China

690 - 705

rise and decline of the Abbasid dynasty

750 - 1258

first king of Kievan Russia

855

Vietnam wins independence from China

939

Song dynasty

960 - 1279

High Middle Ages

1000 - 1300

Ghana at the height of its power

1000

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

Chinggis Khan becomes khagan

1206

Delhi Sultanate established

1206

Chinggis Khan dies

1227

Mongol domination of Russia

1237 - 1480

Mongol conquest of Islamic heartlands

1258

Mongol/ Yuan dynasty, China

1271 - 1368

Late Middle Ages

1300 - 1450

Little Ice Age in Europe

1300 - 1450

Mali at the height of its power

1300

rise of the Incas

1300

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