AP World History

Sam Omair


First Bubonic Plague Pandemic

541 - 543

The first plague pandemic was called the Justinian plague and it takes in Ethiopia. From here rats and flees who were moved to various locations through trade spread the plague to various locations around the world.

Sui Dynasty

581 - 618

Was an imperial dynasty which restored order in China. It ruled over much of China after uniting the four kingdoms in the North and South. This dynasty only had three rulers and created the grand canal which was made to help the Sui with trade and transportation.

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

A time of cultural flowering. Both paintings and poetry had reached their peaks during this time. It was an imperial dynasty that was followed by the ten kingdoms and five dynasty period and was seen as one of the highest points in Chinese civilization.

Umayyad Dynasty

661 - 750

Increased the expansion of Islam. Was the first Muslim dynasty to rule the empire of the Caliphate. Power was passed down through families They were the first Muslim dynasty—that is, they were the first rulers of the Islamic Empire to pass down power within their family and was considered to be the most powerful empire of the day.

Silla Dynasty

668 - 935

Silla was a kingdom located in southern Korea. Helped form the Three Kingdoms of Korea. After being encouraged by the state Buddhism flourished and became very prominent in Silla Korean culture.

Nara Period 710 - Approx. 784

710 - Approx. 784

Was a short period before the Heian Period. Buddhism flourished in this time and its power and influence grew. The Japanese constructed many temples in this time in order to accommodate the growing number of worshipers and clergy.

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.

Reign of Charlemagne 788 - 814

788 - 814

He was a skilled military strategist who spent much of his reign engaged in warfare in order to accomplish his goals. He was crowned by Pope Leo III as emperor of the Romans. He encouraged the Carolingian Renaissance and cultural and intellectual in Europe.

Heian Period 794 - 1185

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.

Kingdom of Angkor

802 - 1432

Was created due to the Ayutthaya invasions. The kingdom of the Angkor called their leaders Chakravartin which mean king. Continued to expand due to its leader pacifying rebellious areas.