Unit III Timeline


Abbasid Dynasty

750 - 1258

Was founded by Al-Mansur on the banks of the Tigris River. Is the second of the two great dynasties of the Muslim empire. The capital of this city was moved to Baghdad so events in Persia could be closely watched.

Heian Period

794 - 1185

The last division of classical Japanese history. It is named after modern Kyoto and is It is a period when Buddhism, Taoism, and other Chinese influences were at their height.

First Crusade

1095 - 1099

Four armies were formed from troops from different Western European regions. They were led by Raymond of Saint-Gilles, Godfrey of Bouillon, Hugh of Vermandois and Bohemond of Taranto. These groups departed for Byzantium in August 1095. And came back with what they believed to be a victory after they had captured Jerusalem and other Crusader states.

Mali Empire

1200 - 1450

Was one of largest kingdoms in West African history which was located South of the Sahara desert. Merchants spread the word and made everyone believe Western Africa was rich. Featured the city of Timbuktu, a water well which became a social center for caravans and travels. This kingdom helped spread the thought that Western Africa was rich.

Fourth Crusade

1202 - 1204

Was created in order to conquer Muslim-controlled Jerusalem by means of an invasion through Egypt. Instead the Crusaders of Western Europe invaded and sacked the Christian city of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, which led to the Crusaders defeat.

Ibn Battuta

1304 - 1369

Ibn Battuta was a Muslim from Morocco who also was a scholar and traveler. He is known for traveling on trips called the Rihla, these journeys lasted for a period of almost thirty years.

Reign of Mansa Musa

1312 - 1337

Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

A conflict that pitted the kings and kingdoms of France and England against one another. The war started because Charles IV of France died an heir to the throne. The conflict involved Edward III of England believing he had the right to become the new king of France through his mother.

First Bubonic Plague Pandemic


The black death arrived in Europe in the year of 1327. By the time it had finished it had killed one-third of the population, in just Europe alone. The disease was carried to various locations through rats and flees.

Fall of Constantinople


The ruler of the Ottoman Turks, led the assault on Constantinople. The negative effects of the fall included the Black Sea trade crashing after the Ottoman Empire started a monopoly for trade. The Fall of Constantinople led trade being severely hurt in the European region.